Sugar Cookie Crust

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jun 14, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

A simple and sweet Sugar Cookie Crust – the perfect base to pies, cheesecakes, fruit pizzas and dessert bars.

sugar cookie crust recipe

I personally don’t love standard pie crust so I mix up a little something different for my desserts like this Sugar Cookie Crust, a No Bake Shortbread Crust, Pretzel Crust or graham cracker crust to fill. Whatever you’re making, make it memorable with a pie crust that everyone will be raving about.

Adapting my Better than the Bakery Sugar Cookie recipe, I created this simple and sweet Sugar Cookie Crust that I know you’re going to love!

sugar cookie pie crust

Delightfully thick, pillowy soft and slightly chewy, it makes a great base for any sweet topping. I frequently use this Sugar Cookie Crust to make Fruit Pizza, which is always a summer favorite.

You can make Sugar Cookie Pie Crust in a pie dish, tart pan {my favorite}, cake pan or in a springform pan for cheesecake.

Sugar Cookie Pie Crust is easy to make, takes just 12 minutes to bake and looks as pretty as it tastes!

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How to Make Sugar Cookie Pie Crust:

sugar cookie crust

Combine sugar cookie dough ingredients.

Press into a greased dish.

Bake 12 minutes.

Soon I’m going to try it with my Lemon Meringue Pie – don’t you think that would be a delightful combination?

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The Best Sugar Cookie Crust Recipe:

sugar cookie crust recipe

Sugar Cookie Crust

A simple and sweet Sugar Cookie Crust - the perfect base to pies, cheesecakes, fruit pizzas and dessert bars.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 10
Calories: 327kcal


  • 3/4 c butter softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until just combined.
  • Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Press into a greased dish and bake 10-12 minutes.


You can use any cake, pie, tart or pizza dish, just press to 1/4-1/3" thick and use remaining dough for cookies.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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I’d love to hear what you fill it with – I’m always looking for a little inspiration myself! Don’t forget to use my 5 star rating to let others know what you think of this recipe.