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1 1/2 c. flour
1 T. sugar (if using for desserts)
1 tsp. salt
5 T. cold butter, cut into pieces
4 T. cold solid vegetable shortening (Crisco)
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 T. ice water

Put the flour, sugar (for dessert pie crusts only), and salt in food processor fitted with steel blade (you can also use a mixer - Bosch- with steel whisk-like beaters), pulse briefly to mix.
Scatter the butter over the flour mixture and pulse 5 times at 1 second intervals (until the butter is mixed well, kind of crumbly). Add the shortening in small pieces (one T. at a time) and pulse about 4 more times at 1-second intervals. The texture should resemble coarse meal.

Sprinkle 3 1/2 T. water over the mixture until when you pinch it it sticks together, if you need to add more water, do it 1/2 T. at a time pulsing in between each addition. (I put in almost 4 T. and it was still a little too dry, may be because we live in a desert) When the dough holds together when pinched, it's ready. Don't let it form a ball in the processor. (That's why Bosch's are better!)

Transfer the dough to a large sheet of plastic wrap. Pressing gently, form the dough into a 5-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refridgerate for at least 45 minutes, preferably overnight. At this point, the dough may be refridgerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

from Bride & Groom's First and Forever Cookbook

If you have extra pie crust after you've used all you need for your recipe make Cinnamon Sticks! I remember when I was a girl my mom would make them all the time.
There is a disclaimer, with this specific recipe if you make it without the sugar for a potpie, perhaps; don't forget to add sugar to the extras before making these cookies!! It's nasty if you forget it...

Cinnamon Sticks
Roll out the extra pie crust, brush on butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top, bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. When you take it out immediately slice the dough into sticks with a pizza cutter/ pastry cutter. Let cool a bit and enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Now these, on the other hand....my husband will devour!