Extra Pie Crust Chocolate Pinwheels

What kind of title is that, you say? Well, often, when you make pie crusts, you have extra dough. There are different things you could do with it. Sometimes I have decorated the edges. I have also tried to bake the dough as-is, since people say it can be tasty. That’s all fine, but I decided I wanted a way to make it with chocolate and have a bonus treat. So, bonus treats for all of us because I am sharing what I did.

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At first, I was nervous because they looked a bit burned when they came out of the oven. Well, it turns out that it was just the cocoa powder getting darker because they were super chocolatey and not burned. It also let me taste-test the pie crust before I even finished making the pie!

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The directions are easy and also a bit “fudged”…I am Fudging Ahead, after all! But really, it is more because I don’t know how much crust you will have left when you make your pies/quiches/etc. So, if you are okay eyeballing things, then join me.

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Directions for Extra Pie Crust Chocolate Pinwheels

  • Leftover pie dough
  • Butter (softened)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips

Begin by rolling out the pie dough. If it is in scrap form, ball it up together first, then roll it out. You want to make it about 1/4 inch thick, and try to make it a rectangular shape. Then, rub the butter over the top of the dough. Sprinkle cocoa powder almost all of the way out to the edges. Then, sprinkle a bit of sugar over the cocoa powder. Finish by sprinkling chocolate chips over, and then roll it up like a log.

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Carefully slice the log into sections about 1-inch wide. Place the pinwheels on a lined baking sheet, then place in the freezer to chill while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

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After 15 minutes, or longer if your oven hasn’t preheated yet, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the crust has browned. Allow to cool slightly before serving. They can also be served room temperature.

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Directions for Extra Pie Crust Chocolate Pinwheels (without pictures)

  • Leftover pie dough
  • Butter (softened)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips

Begin by rolling out the pie dough. If it is in scrap form, ball it up together first, then roll it out. You want to make it about 1/4 inch thick, and try to make it a rectangular shape. Then, rub the butter over the top of the dough. Sprinkle cocoa powder almost all of the way out to the edges. Then, sprinkle a bit of sugar over the cocoa powder. Finish by sprinkling chocolate chips over, and then roll it up like a log. Carefully slice the log into sections about 1-inch wide. Place the pinwheels on a lined baking sheet, then place in the freezer to chill while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

After 15 minutes, or longer if your oven hasn’t preheated yet, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the crust has browned. Allow to cool slightly before serving. They can also be served room temperature.

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