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Butter Cookie Crust Recipe

Butter Cookie Crust

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"A rich buttery crust that's perfect for just about any sort of filling. It's perfect for cheesecakes. You may substitute chocolate cookie crumbs for a chocolate crust."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch crust Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine the cookie crumbs, sugar, butter or margarine and cinnamon; mix until well blended. Press into a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Cool.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • Depending on what's available in your area, you may substitute tea biscuits, butter cookies, or digestive biscuits for the vanilla wafers.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2005

I make this one all the time. With one change I do not add the cinnamon. I have found that I do not particularly likes spies in pie crust(as in graham cracker crust).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 18, 2012

I cut back on the butter because others said it was greasy, but other than that, I followed the recipe. I wanted an easy crust for my kids to use with an almond pear tart. Well, it WAS easy, but the taste really took over the whole tart. I thought the crust was too sweet and too hard, and the cinnamon was quite strong. I don't think I'll use this again.

Oct 08, 2002

A good easy crumb crust. Make sure you make the crumbs fine enough. :&)

Jul 28, 2008

This crust is SO good! I used it for key lime pie and I will NEVER use graham cracker crust again! However, I do think there's a bit too much butter in this recipe... it made the crust a little greasy and when it cooled it was kind of hard like candy. I will DEFINATLY make this again but I'm going to try it with less butter to see what happens.

May 26, 2003

This is a tasty and easy crust. I used it for banana cream pie and it was wonderful. I added some chopped macadamia nuts (I got this from a favorite restaurants banana pie) and omited the cinnamon. It was wonderfully crispy and the nuts added a crunch. Yummy!

Jun 12, 2003

A nice change from graham cracker crust. It held together nicely for my French Silk pie. My daughter had a blast crushing the cookies (enclosed in a heavy duty zip lock bag) with a rolling pin. Thanks for sharing, Nona.

Dec 02, 2008

This worked out well and was easy to make. The cinnamon was not good because I used it with chocolate pie filling. Also mine turned out a little wet after the filling sat in the pie shell for 2 days. Not sure if that was normal or if it was just the filling I used.

Aug 29, 2002

I really like this crust! It compliments my oatmeal pie.


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  • Calories
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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