Do you enjoy baking, but find yourself pressed for time and lacking the energy to spend hours in the kitchen? If so, this recipe is for you! It has been a favorite of mine for years and it so quick and easy, calls for just a few ingredients, and most importantly it’s delicious!
I always make sure to keep the ingredients on hand because it is a great dessert to whip up for family gatherings, church meals, and pot lucks. I may have even won my husband over with this pie when we were teenagers!
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 unbaked pie shell
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt margarine and add flour and sugar. Stir well. Add eggs & vanilla. Stir. Finally add chocolate chips and pecans. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool a bit before slicing (if you can wait!).
*I didn’t chop the pecans for the pie pictured above because I had a sleeping baby in the house. It still tasted great,but I do prefer the pecans chopped a bit.
This super simple and easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie comes together in minutes and the end result is warm, chocolate-y, gooey chocolate chip cookie pie! You can’t beat that for an easy and fun dessert that even the kids will love!
I am not a pie person. I actually kind of detest pie crust. However, I guess you can say that while I’m not a pie crust fan, I can be convinced (you know by twisting my arm or setting a plate in front of me) to eat pie filling.
My mama taught me to clean my plate, a habit that unfortunately has not died, despite the reassurance from my ever-growing hips that I totally would be just fine if I left some (if not most) food on my plate.
This is the main reason why I don’t really bake pies. As a member of the Clean Your Plate club, I take offense to any recipe that I know I’ll only partially enjoy.
Mainly it’s a time thing. If I have to spend the time to make the pie crust, roll it out, prepare the filling, crimp the edges etc…I definitely would rather spend that time on something “lick the crumbs” worthy.
However…chocolate chip cookies are probably my single biggest weakness (well…good ones are). I’ll eat a chocolate chip cookie in just about any form:
So it stands to reason that when I saw this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie recipe from Bakerella, my dislike of pie crust was NOT going to be holding me back from at least attempting it. I mean who knows? Chocolate Chip Cookies really do make everything better! Could they even make pie crust worth the effort?
Luckily, this chocolate chip cookie pie recipe calls for pre-made refrigerated pie dough…so other than slapping the pie crust in the pie plate, it actually required very little effort.
(Yes MIL, that is your pie plate. I will give it back to you…soon? BTW, thanks for letting me “borrow” it! 😉 )
The cookie dough filling was even easier than making actual cookies and required even less ingredients.
The entire pie was in the oven in less than 10 minutes. At this point I’m thinking, wow…even if it is absolutely disgusting, that was super easy!
55-60 minutes in a 325 degree oven and you are presented with this:
We let it sit for a bit, and then we dug in.
Well, I still don’t like pie crust. I don’t necessarily mind the bottom of the pie-pie crust, but the actual edges? Yuck, not my cup of tea (my hips say THANK YOU!). However, this pie was so super easy to whip up and dirtied very few dishes…so I’m calling this one a winner.
It’s also really quite economical as far as pies go. AND it’s even better the second day (in my opinion…husband likes it fresh from the oven!).
You see, for years I’ve been able to talk my husband into candy runs to Walgreens anytime the urge for a butterfinger or a bag of M&M’s hit.
2 kids later though, and all of a sudden, he’s not as willing to hop into the car and satisfy my cravings. It *might* have something to do with the fact that he is out the door by 6 AM each morning and doesn’t get a moments peace until after we put the kids to bed after 7pm.
I get it, I mean I really get it. However, when a chocolate craving hits, I’m not exactly rational about it. In fact, that is the one instance (well in my humble opinion) where I truly can turn into a brat.
I posted a few weeks ago about finally receiving my highly anticipated Ice Cream maker. I purchased my ice cream maker with Swagbucks and it was something that I saved up for awhile! I kept prioritizing other purchases over it, and I got more and more impatient! Finally I decided that I wanted homemade ice cream at Lizzie’s birthday party, so of course I had to buy the ice cream maker! Luckily the exact model I wanted (The Cuisineart ICE-21) dropped from $90 to $37 and that was all the incentive I needed!
I am so happy to say that we love this ice cream maker. I honestly thought that homemade ice cream was something I was going to have to develop a taste for. That my taste buds would have to acclimate to truly enjoy it. Oh boy, I was so wrong. Homemade ice cream is a little bit of heaven on earth. Who knew such simple ingredients could result in such perfection? I am sharing the two recipes we have tried so far. Please let me know about any other awesome ice cream (or frozen yogurt, I really need to make some lightened up versions!) recipes you might have in the comments!
Melt the butter in the microwave (be sure to use REAL unsalted butter)
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips
Place batter into refrigerator for at LEAST 1 hour, preheat oven to 350
Take out the dough and drop by rounded tablespoon fulls onto an UNGREASED cookie sheet
Let bake for 15-17 minutes, checking often until the edges are browning and the middle is just barely set. Don’t overcook! They cook a little more once you take them out of the oven.
As my son would say DELICIOUS!
I guarantee your house will be the hot spot if you bake these cookies! It makes a pretty large batch so you can even freeze some of the dough in portions.
Sometimes, if I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll go ahead and freeze the dough in balls on a cookie sheet. Than I place the balls in freezer bags so I can just pull out however many cookies we want at that time.
Made to order homemade cookies! Doesn’t get much better than that!