What is it about the taste of cookie dough that is just so damn good? Let’s just admit it all together now, we take a taste of raw cookie dough. Heck, I’ll throw raw brownie batter in there too. My other favorite cookie flavors is the taste of a super warm, gooey chocolate chip out of the oven. The kind of cookie where it’s cooled just enough for you to savor a bite without burning your tongue, but the dough inside is still soft and warm and still tastes a little bit like the cookie dough. If you like that too, this Cookie Dough Pie is for you.
When I lived in Charleston, SC, there was a dessert restaurant that served an amazing Tollhouse Cookie Pie. It had that classic warm cookie taste, the right amount of chocolate, and served will vanilla ice cream. It’s one of those desserts that stays with you, the kind you just have to recreate at home. Since I’ve been back home in New Jersey for quite some time now, I searched for a recipe for cookie pie that would be as close as I could get to that pie I had in Charleston. I found it here: Ask Chef Dennis. The modifications I made were adding vanilla extract, which for me is a must in any chocolate chip cookie, and adding a pinch of salt.
You’ll notice that heaping scoop of ice cream on top. For me, I think it’s a must for a Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. You need that coolness from the ice cream in a rich pie like this. It helps make it a bit lighter, and the combination of the cold ice cream with the warm pie keeps you coming back from spoonful after spoonful. As for what ice cream to top the pie with, I recommend something light in flavor. I used a coffee ice cream, but classic vanilla would be OK too. Stay away from anything chocolate or something strong in flavor. You don’t want the ice cream to compete with the flavor of the pie. And you don’t want an ice cream flavor that would make this dish overly rich.
How to Serve Cookie Dough Pie
After the pie comes out of the oven, you’ll want to let it sit for a few minutes. Nothing worse than cutting into a pie too soon and it falls apart on you. Serving this warm is the way to go. You want that warm chocolate chip cookie flavor, the kind like it’s a fresh cookie right out of the oven and still a little gooey inside. This is a great make ahead pie since you can either reheat the entire pie in the oven before serving, or pop individual slices in the microwave! You want the ice cream to start slowly melting over top to get those gorgeous pools of ice cream dripping down the sides.
Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie for any occasion where you need an easy crowd pleasing dessert! Birthday parties, dinner parties, or even a Holiday party dessert. Since it can be rewarmed before serving, you can make this the day before the party and still have it taste fresh and delicious when you’re ready to serve.Print
Cookie Dough Pie
Cookie Dough Pie is a crowd pleasing easy dessert pie. All of the flavors of a warm and chewy chocolate chip cookie combined into a pie that is perfect for parties. Top with ice cream and serve warm.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
1/8 teaspoon salt
Adapted from: Ask Chef Dennis