Prepare to make the ultimate giant cookie with this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pie Recipe. This dessert recipe is a tasty cookie cake the whole family will love. With delicious peanut butter cookie dough, you can't go wrong with this cookie crust dessert.
You had me at chocolate and peanut butter, yum! We first made with for my husband on Father's Day and it became an instant family hit. Topped with tasty vanilla ice cream, or drizzled with extra chocolate and whipped cream, this cookie pie is good.
Below are the ingredients needed to make a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pie. This recipe uses many staple pantry ingredients making it a basic recipe to make.
- Peanut Butter- Smooth, non-natural, peanut butter is best for this recipe.
- Chocolate Chips- Depending on preference, you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Flour- All-purpose flour is needed. You can also use a gluten-free flour.
- Vanilla- Adds a subtle vanilla taste and enhances the other ingredients.
- Eggs- Room temperature eggs are preferred when baking because it helps lighten the dough. You can also use refrigerated eggs.
- Baking Powder- Lightens the texture of the dough.
- Butter- Softened salted butter is best for this recipe. Make sure to pull it out in advance to let it soften to room temperature.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
Follow the step-by-step process photos for best results. They can also help with presentation!
1. Combine the brown sugar, softened butter, eggs, and vanilla together. Make a smooth mixture.
2. Add in the peanut butter and mix until smooth and creamy. Use either an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer.
3. Mix in the flour and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick like cookie dough.
4. Press the dough into a greased 9 inch pie pan. It doesn't need to be perfectly flat. Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hint: This is like a giant cookie! You'll want to make sure the center is cooked all the way through but just like a cookie, can be somewhat gooey.
Make this recipe your own way by trying some of these variations. Let us know what you love the best!
- Gluten Free - Instead of using all-purpose flour, you can use your favorite gluten-free flour at a 1:1 ratio.
- Dark Chocolate - This recipe calls for milk chocolate chips. If you want a richer taste, use your favorite dark chocolate chips. If your looking for a good balance, use semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Extra Chocolate - After you press the dough into the pie pan, add ¼ cup more chocolate chips to the top of the dough. Lightly press them down. This will give you an extra chocolate taste.
- Ala Mode- Make this Ala Mode by topping it with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Learn From Us
The first couple of times I made this I was overcooking it. I was making sure the center was completely cooked through and then letting it cool. It left the cookie pie too dry and hard. Just like a cookie, this pie will set as it's cool so I left the center a softer.
Storing Cookie Pie
Store the pie on the counter top for 4 days. You can reheat a slice in the microwave for 15 seconds to get that just out of the oven taste again.
To freeze: store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, thaw and enjoy. Or you can eat it frozen. Cut it into individual slices before freezing so convenience later on.
Make sure to soften the butter before making it! If the butter is too hard it will leave a lumpy dough. If the butter is melted, the texture will be too runny.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 inch pie pan and set aside.
- Combine peanut butter, vanilla, softened butter, egg, and brown sugar in a stand mixer. Mix thoroughly until combined and creamy.
- Add flour, and baking powder, to the creamy mixture. Mix in chocolate chips until evenly spread.
- Press the dough into the greased pie pan. Make sure to reach the edges all the way around.
- Bake the pie for 15-20, or until the center is fully cooked. The edges may be more set than the center.
- Add an extra ½ cup of chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness.
- Make sure you don't overcook the cookie pie. It will be too dry and crumbly if you do.
- Add ¼ cup of chocolate chips on top of the dough and lightly press them into the dough right before cooking.
- Top with ice cream or whipped topping for alamode.
- Make this gluten free by using gluten-free flour.
Cookie pie is a cookie dough in a pie pan. It has a similar texture as a cookie but is slightly denser.
If you prefer chunky peanut butter or want nuts in your cookie pie then you can use chunky peanut butter instead of smooth peanut butter.