…but my Mom made it Best
I spent the weekend last week with some friends who like pie. Pie is not my favorite dessert to eat, but it is my favorite dessert to make. This is an ideal situation. I made mini apple pies with apples fresh from the (neighbor’s) tree. This is the perfect way to spend a cool-ish fall morning.
I always thought that my Mom was the only one who made cinnamon sugar cookies from leftover crust when she made a pie. I was wrong about this. They can be called little red hens, baby pie, piecrust cookies, or whatever you family says. Not only did everyone there remember these from their childhood, but they knew by heart the appropriate amount of cinnamon, sugar, thickness and brown-ness of the cookies. Somehow, none of these were the same as my own plans. So, brush them with milk first, add butter, coat them with only cinnamon, take them out when they are still soft. Do whatever you like with them. You can even make them into raspberry tarts and leave the cinnamon out completely.
One thing they all had in common was that they never managed to cool off.
What do you remember making from pie crust?