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Pie Crust and Food Processors
Pie crust in a food processor is the easiest homemade pie crust ever! It is flaky, tender, and comes together almost effortlessly. Using a food processor for pie crust keeps all of the ingredients colder because you aren't handling them with your hands (body temperature melts the butter!) and the speed it brings the pie crust together helps cut down the amount of time you are handling the ingredients.
What You’ll Need for Pie crust cookies
- All-purpose flour
- Cold unsalted butter, cubed
- Cold water
- Hamilton Beach® 10-Cup Stack & Snap™ Food Processor with Bowl Scraper!
For topping the cookies:
- egg wash
How to make pie crust in a food processor
Step 1— Add ingredients to food processor
Put the flour, salt, and cubed butter into a large food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
Step 2— Pulse to break up the butter
Add the butter and quick pulse 3-5 times until the smallest butter pieces are the size of large peas, it’s okay if you have some bigger pieces at this point. You don’t want them any smaller than that as the butter will be further broken up in the next step.
Step 3— Add liquid
Begin to add the cold water and then turn on the food processor while continuing to add all of the liquid.
Step 4— Let dough start to come together
Let it run until the dough begins to come together (the food processor will actually start making a louder sound when this happens). Once you’ve added all the liquid, you should only need to let it run for a few seconds more, less than 10 seconds total. The dough should not come together completely into a ball.
Step 5— Roll into sheets
Dump the dough out onto a clean parchment lined surface and roll into ¼" thick sheets. Top with an additional sheet of parchment and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Step 6— Form cookie shapes
Use cookie cutters to cut shapes in dough. Place each shape on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and top with cinnamon sugar mix.
Step 7— Bake cookies
Bake cookies in a 350F oven for 20 minutes, until the edges turn brown. Cool completely before serving.
Pie Crust Cookies
- 1 food processor
- cookie cutters
- pastry brush for egg wash
- 2.5 cups flour 300 grams
- 1 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes 2 sticks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup water, ice cold 80 mL
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water egg wash
- 1.5 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup sugar
- Put the flour, sugar (if using) and salt in a large food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulse a few times to combine. Add the cubed butter and quick pulse 3-5 times until butter is broken up into pieces the size of large peas.
- Slowly begin to add ⅓ water and then while still pouring, run the food processor until all the water has been added and mixture begins to come together (mixer will actually begin to make a different sound), but stop before it forms a complete ball. Some crumbs are okay.
- Turn dough out onto a clean surface and roll out pie dough to be just under ¼” (0.6cm) thick
- Top dough with additional sheet of parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out cookies and transfer them to baking sheet, spacing at least 1” (2.5cm) apart
- Use a pastry brush to lightly brush all over the surface of each cookie with egg wash
- Sprinkle generously with cinnamon/sugar mixture
- Transfer to the center rack of 375F (190C) oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until cookies are just beginning to turn light golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for several minutes before enjoying.