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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servings 261 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  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.


  • 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.


  1. 24 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

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...

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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).

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

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 ...

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 cinnam...

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...

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 ...

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

Love this crust.I have never been a big fan of graham crackers so this crust is the perfect alternative. Made this with key lime pie VII for a simple, delicious desert. Thanks for the recipe

Easy and very good

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