Mini Pie Cookies with Chocolate and Cream Cheese
Homemade mini pie cookies- aka mini hand pies- using store-bought dough are the quickest way to a flaky treat! Filled with silky chocolate and tangy cream cheese, they are the perfect two-bite snack.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Component Used: All-Purpose Pie Crust
These mini pie cookies are the cutest! They are perfect for a breakfast treat, an afternoon snack, or a gift to share with others. They’re easily portable and make a great dessert for a packed lunch.
But my favorite thing about them is how easy they are to make! If you want to get to these pies in a hurry, you can use store-bought pie dough and easily whip these up. I sometimes keep pre-made dough in my freezer for just this reason.
If you’re interested in going all out with these mini pies and want to make homemade crust, see my tutorial on How to Make Pie Crust.
Filling Ideas for Pie Cookies
The great thing about these mini pies is that you can customize them in so many different ways. I chose to make a tangy cream cheese filling with chocolate chips. But you might choose to include jam or marshmallows!
Here are some other flavor combinations that you might enjoy.
- Spiced cookie butter with white chocolate chips
- Mixed berry jam with dark chocolate chips
- Lemon curd with fresh strawberry slices
- Hazelnut spread with marshmallow cream
- Cherry pie filling with a little almond extract
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Mini Pie cookies with Chocolate Cream cheese Filling
Homemade pie cookies (aka mini hand pies) using store-bought dough are the quickest way to a flaky treat! Filled with silky chocolate and tangy cream cheese, they are the perfect three bite snack.
- 2 rolled pie crusts (store bought or homemade pie dough)
- 226 grams (1 cup, 8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 50 grams (¼ cup) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 37 grams (¼ cup) chocolate chips (I used 60% bittersweet)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- coarse, raw, or granulated sugar (for sprinkling)
- Preheat oven to 350°F/ 175°C.
TO Make the Filling:
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine cream cheese (226 grams, 1 cup), granulated sugar (50 grams, ¼ cup), vanilla extract (1 teaspoon), and salt (1 pinch). Heat until cream cheese is melted and then whisk until all of the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Let the filling cool completely before rolling out the pie dough.
To make the hand pies:
- Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out using a rolling pin until it's thin, about an ⅛ inch (0.3 cm) thick.
- Use a 2 inch (5 cm) round cookie cutter to cut out circles in the dough. Place cut out dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat with both pie crusts.
- Fill each round with about 1 teaspoon of the cooled cream cheese mixture and 3-4 chocolate chips.
- Cover each filled round with another pie dough round and press down with your fingers to seal the edges. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
- Combine the egg (1 large) and water (1 tablespoon) for the egg wash together and whisk vigorously until well combined and very smooth. You can add a bit more water if needed to thin out. Brush the egg wash on the mini pies.
- Sprinkle coarse sugar generously over the tops.
- Optional: Cut decorative slits in each mini pie with a pairing knife.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0
14 Comments on “Mini Pie Cookies with Chocolate and Cream Cheese”
Mmmmmmmmmm……..these looks fantastic!! I must pin them for later. I totally understand how you feel about the vitriol being spewed in political “discussions” on FB. Sadly, those of you who are 35 and younger may never know what a civil election season is. Over the years – the need of Americans to be right and to argue with every single person who doesn’t agree politically (or religiously) with you is one day, going to become more of a health risk than smoking or obesity! Anger is a vicious thing. You know what I do? Those who post things that incite others ire or those who cannot keep from commenting on someone’s post who does – I “hide” them until about 2 weeks after the election and then I “unhide” them again! 🙂 Great job on the hand pies and I promise I’m going to make them soon!
Anger and hatred are so vicious. I just don’t see why people let it permeate their lives so much. Why do we love misery?
I do the hiding thing too. In fact I have a few people that I keep permanently hidden because they keep it going all year round. But like I said, it’s like a train wreck, and I just can’t quit peeking at their pages from time to time. I don’t let it get me upset anymore. It’s actually kind of funny more than irritating. But also kind of sad. I hate seeing people I love spewing so much hatred. It can’t be good for their health, like you said. I truly do believe that attitude and frame of mind have a huge impact on our health. Both physical and mental.
We need an itty-bitty hand pie revolution! Picture it: dozens — hundreds! — of people stationed outside political conventions (and everywhere else people talk about politics), handing out pies. This would be effective because 1) you can’t talk with your mouthful of pie so folks would have to just chew and listen for a bit; 2) pie puts everyone in a good mood, so the animosity would drop down a few notches; and 3) people would find themselves talking about the pies and agreeing how much they like them. Peace through pie, I say!
(Clearly the problem with Facebook is that there’s no pie.)
I could not like this comment any more! Clearly the problem with Facebook IS that there is no pie. Clearly the problem with the world is that there isn’t ENOUGH pie.
If only everyone would view politics the same way as you….I have a “no politcs discussed with friends rule” I find sometimes people are so passionate they refuse to see your point or even hear the other side of the conversation, they are too worried about proving a point and being heard that hey dont always take the time to listen…..so the pie is a great idea, at least they would have to stop talking once in a while to shove a little hand pie in their mouth 🙂
which by the way, these little hand pies are beyond super adorable!
Ugh, I know. FB is gettin all kinds of obnoxious with all the political mudslingin’ going on.
I choose pies!!!!! I could pop like 10 of these into my mouth and be happy 🙂
I categorically refuse to discuss politics on Facebook because it’s not a discussion. It’s just people spewing forth their opinions, sometimes based on fact, sometimes not, without considering any other points of view. That is not a discussion. These little hand pies, however, I can completely support and would be happy to vote for in any election!
I will choose pie over politics anytime! 🙂
Tried this recipe and loved it sooo much I posted pictures of the end result on my tumblr and put your website in the description! Hope you don’t mind, everyone should know about little baby hand pies.
Thanks for the awesome recipe!
Totally agree with your political sentiments. It’s tiring and a turnoff. I’d rather bake, or cook, or anything else.
Love this recipe and had a vision of just popping it over one of those ravioli forms, topping it, and running the rolling pin over it. What do you think? About the same size but square.
Hi! I’m making these today and when I melted the cream cheese with the other ingredients, it ended up looking curdled with tiny chunks in it. Is that normal?
Hi Bekah, I have never had that problem. I wonder if it got a little too hot. Did you finish baking them? How was the final product?
I may have missed but how many does it make?
The yield is at the top of the recipe. This makes about 10-12 mini pies.