Chocolate chip cookie pie is the happy medium when you can't decide between a chocolate chip cookie, a pie, or a brownie for dessert. The recipe only takes a few simple ingredients and it satisfies all of your dessert cravings and then some. The quick and easy filling bakes up like a soft brownie with the flavors of your favorite chocolate chip cookie. Add a tender and flaky pie crust and it feels like an extra special dessert that's worthy of a holiday feast, but simple enough for a regular family meal. It's best when served with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Take this no-fuss, no-mess pie to any family gathering or potluck. It doesn't need to be kept in the refrigerator, travels well, and is always a big hit with kids and adults alike.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell (homemade or store-bought)
- Optional: Vanilla ice cream
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour.
Add the melted butter and blend well.
Stir in the eggs, chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and vanilla extract.
Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown. The pie will still wiggle slightly when done, but it will set as it cools.
Let cool before cutting into wedges and serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
There are a few options when it comes to the pie crust for this recipe:
- Purchase a refrigerated or frozen ready-made pie crust. Thaw one of the crusts (if needed) according to package directions and unroll into a 9-inch pie pan. Crimp the edges as desired before filling and baking. Reserve the other crust for another use.
- Purchase a prepared frozen pie crust. These usually come in their own disposable pan with a beautifully crimped edge, making it a great choice if you are taking a pie to share at a family gathering or potluck. Defrost according to the package directions before filling and baking.
- Make your own pie crust. Once you learn a few tricks to making your own pie crust, it's hard to beat the flavor and texture.
- Try swapping the semisweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate chunks for a richer flavor and different texture.
- Chopped walnuts or peanuts can be used in place of chopped pecans if you prefer.
- Add a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder into the dry ingredients for a double chocolate chip pie experience.