Holiday traditions with little kids in the house is so fun. Over the last few years I have tried many different traditions that would help bring the Spirit into my home this wonderful time of the year. While we were deciding our on Thanksgiving menu plans this year I was thinking about what I could do to make this year memorable, and all I could think about was the leftover pie crust treats my mom used to make.
Pies were often made a couple days before Thanksgiving so that the oven was open for the turkey and rolls. In an effort to get us kids to stay away from the pies she would help us make these cinnamon sugar covered pie crust treats. It’s funny to me, because I know she did so many other traditions intentionally, but in this case it was the small things that mattered more.
My Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition
These treats are small and simple, but meaningful. Give them a try, and you might have a new favorite tradition with your family.
Pie Crust Treats
This is how my mom made the pie crust treats. If you are already making a pie for thanksgiving, these treats are no extra work, and are simple enough for a 3 year old to help with. Get those little ones in the kitchen to help make something special. Who knows, they may remember those moments 20 years later while they are helping their own kids in the kitchen.
- Pie crust (I use this recipe)
- ½ tsp cinnamon mixed with ¼ cup sugar
- Make your favorite pie crust recipe (or use the one above)
- While crimping the crust, save the excess that didn't fit into the dish
- Lay that excess on a cookie sheet OR you can roll it out and cut it into little shapes.
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on them.
- Bake at 350 for 10 min (keep an eye on them, they cook quickly)
You could also play a gratitude game while eating. For every treat you eat, you have to name something you are grateful for! My favorite answers are from the little ones, they either keep us humble, or make us laugh.