Cherry Pie Cookies

As American as Apple Pie… or cherry, peach, lemon, or your favorite fruit pie flavor, these cookies can be easily changed up for any fruit flavor.   


These deep-dish sugar cookies can be THE new item you bring to every party, any time of year.

Fruit-flavored pies are always a hit. And can be changed up seasonally, just make or buy some fruit filling with seasonal fruit and get baking!

The cookie bottom of these mini pies are baked in a Muffin Top Pan, which keeps them thick and delicious.

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One glance and these Cherry Pie Cookies can be ready to celebrate… any holiday or occasion.

If there is one Muffin Top REcipe in your recipe box make it these Cherry Pie Cookies.



I have never been the biggest cherry pie fan, I am more of an apple girl, but I really like these in cherry, I even mixed the two flavors together for mixed fruit and they were yummy.

I’ve also made these mini pie cookies in lemon, pumpkin, blueberry and I can’t wait to make more flavors.

The cherry cookies in particular are perfect for celebrating the 4th of July, or any summer gets-together. The color of them just makes you want to celebrate! I love how pretty bright red cherries are with the buttercream frosting edge on these deep-dish sugar cookies.

I baked the sugar cookie bottoms, in Wilton’s Muffin Top Pan. I just knew it would give these mini pies a deep dish taste, one bite and I knew I had made a winner!

The cookie bottom is nice and flaky without being too sweet or heavy.

The Cherry pie filling is just the right amount on these and the filling is held on with buttercream frosting.

These are easy to make and assemble, which I just LOVE.

I love summer and spending days on the beach or at the pool, relaxing.

It seems when I think of summer the 4th of July always comes to mind.

I have one memory of when my husband and I were first dating which was 20 years ago, but some days seem like yesterday.

We met my parents on the beach to eat and see the fireworks go off.

My favorite part was the pie my mom brought. I am a pie girl through and through!

These mini pies will be great this 4th of July whatever we plan on doing.

Press 3 tablespoons of dough into each section of the Muffin Top Pan.

Bake cookies until edges are golden. Let cool completely before adding topping.



Place #21 tip onto a piping bag and fill with buttercream frosting.



Place 8 cherries onto the center of each cookie

Begin to pipe the edge so the frosting can hold the filling in the center.

I just LOVE red and white together!


Refrigerate at the end of the day if they aren’t all consumed by then. You can bake the cookies a day or so ahead of time and assemble the cherries and frosting the day of or the day before serving.


I LOVE how flaky the cookie is but hold up to the filling so well.


fruit pie cookies. peach, apple, lemon, cherry pies

the decorative edge on the cookies of frosting holds the filling in place!

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AND…. you can make these pies any variety you prefer.

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peach pie, apple pie, lemon pie, cherry pie cookie flavors are easy with canned fruit topping.

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Pie Cookies… who would have thought how WONDERFUL they would be.


I’ve brought them to parties and they DISAPPEAR!



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Pie Cookies... who would have thought how WONDERFUL they would be.Cherry Pie Cookies

A super fun cherry pie option that'll have everyone requesting these at your next get together! Use any pie filling flavor you choose to make these for even the non cherry pie lover. Blueberry, lemon, strawberry, peach, apple, or chocolate pudding.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 Β½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 21 oz. can cherry pie filling
  • Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix until the dough forms a ball on the paddle.
  • Press 3 tablespoons of dough into each section of the Muffin Top Pan.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool completely
  • Beat Shortening, powdered sugar and cream until smooth and place into a piping bag fitted with #21 tip.
  • Add 8 cherries to each cookie.
  • Pipe edge around each cookie with buttercream frosting.


If you’re looking for more mini desserts, HERE are some Mini Fruit Pies.


You can even add festive Star Sprinkles for the Fouth of July!


A few foodie friends are participating in a Create a Festive 4th with Wilton event


All Day I Dream About Food’s Patriotic Star Whoopie Pies

Budget Gourmet Mom’s Festive Fourth Ice Cream Sandwich

Around My Family Table’s Festive Ice Cream and Cookie Bowls

I Wash…You Dry’s All American Cake


*Wilton provided me with their products to create this recipe. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Getting together with family this 4th of July to cookout, hang out and just have a really great time. I have found several recipes on blogs and pinterest that I want to try out this 4th of July. Really excited for the 4th to get here so I can try my hand at these super cute recipes, like the one here!!!

  2. My husband and I have been building a home for the past 9 months, so we will be putting the finishing touches on that and doing lots of packing on the 4th of July.

  3. Love the cherry pie cookies! I think I’ll try making them for July 4. Wonder if you can use stabilized whip cream instead of frosting or he edge piping.

    1. I’m sure you could, the buttercream really held the filling in well and they were great for days, with whipped cream I’m not sure they’d last as long, so I’d do the edges closer to serving.

  4. Oh my Diane!! These look so yummy! And your pictures are gorgeous!!
    I cannot wait to try this recipe! My 4th of July plans inclue lots of work and lots of cookies. Bummer! No time off to enjoy the summer for me πŸ˜‰

  5. I’m not sure how I forgot to add this with my previous comment ( I think I got so wrapped up in how cute and in season these are!) lol. We’ll be celebrating my daughters 5th birthday – she’s a patriotic baby born on the 4th!

  6. What a great giveaway. Unfortunately I’ll be working this 4th (corporate retail never closes!) but I am going to the beach for the weekend with some girlfriends a couple days later.

  7. my plans for the 4th of July will be heading to one of our beautiful Long Island beaches with my family and friends.

    I might make these cherry pie cookies IF i win the Wilton pan. (hint hint πŸ˜‰

    have a wonderful day.

  8. On the fourth I will have just moved to a new place w my boy! we’ll have many reasons to celebrate and he loves cherry pie, so I should try these cookies!

  9. I think it’s so strange that 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year (no morning after to recovery from those red white and blue jello shots). But nonetheless, there will be all day BBQ and local fireworks. πŸ™‚

  10. Plan to just hang out with family and maybe barbecue. The recipe looks delicious. Too bad my husband won’t eat cherries.

  11. I love Wilton products. I have so much of them that my husband said that if they need any, just give me a call, but you can never have to much for baking. I would love to win this so it can go with all I have now. I went to Created by Diane”, I already like (love) Wilton on facebook. I shared this on facebook. I went and repinned it. Right now just going to watch the fireworks here in town and cook out. I would love to have these by then so I can make some of these for my 6 grandkids. Also today is my birthday and I am hoping I can win this. Thanks for offering this great package for us to win. Thanks again

  12. Love these! πŸ™‚ Though I have a gathering planned in my head, the two things that are certain are a strawberry-blueberry pie with cool whip, and my annual viewing of 1776!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! As for our plans I think we’re going to have a BBQ and watch fireworks. Kind of hard since it lands on a Wednesday.

  14. My plans for the 4th is to make & sell cotton candy at the city park with my friend. The proceeds help our sons go to the National BSA Jamboree in VA next year.

  15. I shared your on facebook but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to tag you with the share. Sorry. Still a little prehistoric in the facebook department.

  16. I have to work on the 4th. But I’m planning on making a festive dessert to celebrate Independence Day. Thanks!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  17. My cousin is visiting me in Canada for 4th of July. We are going to have an American/Canadian party!!

  18. I would love to win the Wilton Pan that you used when you created the Cherry Pie Cookies. They look scrumptious.

  19. We are heading to the lake with family and friends for the week of July 4th. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  20. We are getting together with family and eating tons of food and blowing up lots of fireworks:-) How fun and festive are these pie cookies!! Love!!!

  21. Heading to the beach for the 4th. We will see the small town parade and fireworks besides eating a great meal.

  22. I am planning on spending the 4th with my son, my boyfriend and his son. We’ll barbeque, swim, have sweet treats and then watch the fireworks at night. Something that sounds so simply, but is really quite a treat to have all of us together.

  23. We’ll be having a BBQ at my parents’ house for July 4th. I plan to make a flag made out of mini cupcakes. πŸ™‚

  24. My birthday is on the third so we always spend this holiday week hanging with friends and family by the pool. To be able to make these cookies would top off an already great week!

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  26. I love this recipe and will be making them for the 4th of July celebration!

    My family will be here and we usually don’t need a holiday to celebrate. Our parents are 85 years old and we spend as much time as we can with them.

  27. I have never seen or heard of Vanilla Bean Paste. I was wondering if you can substitute for vanilla extract instead. I have went to several stores and I have never seen the paste. Sincerely, Sylvia

    1. You can substitute vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste is more of a specialty item found in baking supply stores or online it’s readily available. It’s thicker than extract and has the bits of the vanilla bean itself, it’s really delicious so if you do see it pick some up! It all depends on where you live and what stores you have close by, I am able to find it in lots of stores near me, but I do frequent baking supply stores it’s not a typical item someone would find in a local grocery store. When selecting vanilla extract go for a great high-quality vanilla in baked goods, it makes all the difference in flavor, Neiman Massey, LorAnn’s,, are all good, check amazon for prices too.

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