- 6 ounces cookies (about 12 graham crackers, 46 vanilla wafers, or 30 chocolate wafers, such as Famous)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse cookies until finely ground (you should have about 1 1/2 cups). Add sugar, salt, and butter and pulse until combined.
- Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. (If using a springform pan, press crumbs halfway up sides.) Bake until crust is dry and set, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely
in plate on a wire rack before filling.
Use a dry, flat-bottomed glass or your fingers to press crumbs into the pie plate, forming a firm layer.