No-Bake Cookie Pie Crust Recipe

I love all things cheesecakes and cream pies. These recipes almost always require a cookie pie crust, mostly graham cracker pie crust. Yes, you can just buy the pre-made cookie pie crusts from the store but why do that when homemade cookie pie crust are so easy to make and will make your pies taste so divine and much fresher.

This no-bake cookie pie crust recipe can be made with any type of crunchy cookie like oreos, graham crackers, shortbread, gingersnaps, chocolate chip cookies etc.  One of the reasons I love making my own cookie pie crusts is that I can really change up my recipes by trying different crusts. I can’t tell you the last time I used graham crackers for a cheesecake. There are just so many cookies out there that makes a much better  piecrust, like Nilla wafers! Yum!

no bake cookie pie crust recipe

My current  summer favorite is lemon cheesecake with a shortbread cookie crust. I put lemon zest in the shortbread crumbs. Omg so yummy!! Try it!

This no-baked cookie pie crust recipe is super simple. Once you make it the first time you’ll probably never forget it.  Just think of 1, 2, 3 –  1 stick of butter, 2 cups of cookie crumbs and 1/3 cup of sugar. Of course you can adjust these measurements.  I sometimes add less sugar if the cookies I’m using are super sweet and decrease the butter if the cookie is on the softer side.

Watch me make this no-bake cookie pie crust recipe from start to finish!


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No-Bake Cookie Pie Crust Recipe
Make your own no bake cookie pie crusts from scratch! Taste fresher and you can use just about any kind of cookie you'd like!
  • 2 cups fine cookie crumbs (I used Nilla Wafers)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted (may need more or less depending on cookie used)
  • ⅓ cup od sugar (can use less)
  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Stir together with a fork until large crumbs appear.
  3. Carefully, press evenly into a deep dish pie crust.
  4. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Pie crust is now ready for a filling of your choice.
You may need to decrease or increase the butter and sugar depending on the cookie you use.
This recipe makes a thick crust for a deep dish pie. You will not need all the mixture if using a regular sized pie or if you like thinner deep dish crust.




  1. Suruchi says

    I had to make an “emergency” dessert and couldn’t get to the grocery store first. Opened my pantry and used ginger snaps, some sugar ice cream cones and walnuts in the Ninja blender. Added the butter and a pinch of kosher salt and YUMMERS! Used the no bake chocolate cheesecake recipe and done! An emergency dessert that’s going to become a dinner party stand by here! Thanks!

  2. says

    I have made this cake for my family based on your recipe several times now. Needless to say the cake doesn’t last long the taste is great and it is extremely moist, thanks for sharing Monique!

  3. Raini says

    Glad to find this website. Will definitely make more homemade cookie pie crusts for no-bake pies.
    What is od sugar? ⅓ cup od sugar (can use less)
    You are a gem!

  4. Sara says

    This recipe just saved my life! I was making a chocolate ganache tart but my crust was a crumbly mess and I didn’t have the time to bake+cool another one because the ganache was begining to set! So i used the crumbs froom the old crust to make this. And I loved it!

  5. dj says

    I know its a no bake crust…but…what if i wanted to bake it with that awesome sweet potato recipe? Would the pie crust be ruined if it were baked with the pie filling?

    • Jean Yves says

      I desperately need this to be answered. So I will try it tonight with my Tarte aux Pommes recipe. I will reply, again, when I get the results! :)

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