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Wednesday
May272009

Triple Threat: The Cookie Cake Pie

Cookie Cake Pie
Cookies, Cakes and Pies are basically the holy trinity of baked goods.

Separately, each is wonderful in its own way. Cookies and milk after school. Birthday cake. Pie at Thanksgiving.

But what if--just what if--all of this awesome could be combined into one singular sensation?

It's time to break out a seriously sweet triple play: the Cookie Cake Pie.
Cookie Cake Pie
I wish I had a more clever moniker for you, but really, the name does say it all: it's a cookie and a cake within a pie. This treat embraces the idea that if some is good, more is wonderful; it weighs more than any I've ever held in my arms, and it packs much more of a sugary punch. Excessive? Perhaps. But everyone who tried it all but licked the plate clean.

Want one of your very own? Here's what you need to do.

Cookie Cake Pie

You'll need:


Cookie Dough
First, prepare one batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. You can leave this in the fridge or to the side while you prepare the rest.

Next, prepare a single pie crust and line it into a pie plate. I considered blind-baking it, but ultimately did not, and I thought it turned out fine.
Cookie dough in pie crust
Place the cookie dough inside of the pie crust and using your fingers or a spoon, spread it so that it evenly coats the bottom of the crust. Mine was about an inch thick; I had enough cookie dough leftover to make about three big cookies, or one massive cookie dough snack.

At this point, you might want to pre-heat the oven. I considered each of the three recipes (pie, cookie and cake) and chose an average of 350 degrees.

Let the cookie-filled pie crust rest for a bit while you mix up some birthday cake. If I'm to be completely honest here, I used Rainbow Chip cake. Yes, from a mix. It just felt right, and it added such a nice color contrast. Don't judge me.
Pouring Cake Batter on Cookie dough in Pie Crust
Pour cake batter directly on top of the cookie dough til the pie crust is about 2/3 filled. The cake will rise, so you want to leave room for it. You will probably have leftover cake batter; why not make some cupcakes?
Let it Bake
Put this monster in the oven and check after about 25 minutes. I kept on checking every 5 minutes and think it ended up baking for about 30-40 minutes total. I took it out when the cake was golden around the edges. As an update, I have tried it again with other mixes and sometimes it takes up to 55 minutes.
Frost, GenerouslyFrost it!
Let cool, and frost generously with buttercream frosting (mine was approximately an inch thick--this is not the time for moderation). Garnish as desired; I thought sprinkles were festive and pretty.

Yum
Finally--and most importantly--enjoy.

 

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Reader Comments (116)

aw this looks so good! I think it would be dangerous for me to make :)

May 27 | Unregistered CommenterRose

holy wow. this cake/pie/cookie could make anything better.

May 27 | Unregistered Commenterveggievixen

That looks incredible. what a great idea!

May 27 | Unregistered Commenteralice

Wow, this is EXCELLENT! You are truely ingenious! I really really want to try making this...but I am a little overwhelmed by its awesomeness!

Oh, my. It's the Apocalypse. What a delightful way to go.

I like the way you think! A girl after my own heart.

I am for once in my life speechless!!

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

That is amazing.

So really, it's just a cake on top of a cookie, with a pie crust thrown in. Looks good!

That's the best thing I've seen in awhile. Can't wait till make my own.

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Hah! It's got it all! How about topping it with some ice cream though to take it one step further?

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterStef

I'm shocked that no one has mentioned this... but the cookie cake pie is the turducken of baked goods. I am going to make one tonight. I cannot resist. I may also try some different flavor combos - like peanut butter cookie dough with chocolate cake and pb frosting. I am an adventurer! :)

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterCatie

It's the dessert version of TerDuckEn!! - B More Sweet

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterBlog Owner

Genius!

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterJessieM

You are my hero.

Oh my goodness!!! I just posted a sweet little WEIGHT WATCHERS pie on my blog because I am TRYING to be good....and then I open my email and start to drool....

oh. my. god. simply AMAZING.

May 28 | Unregistered Commenterkara k

What if you did a sugar cookie crust... brownie and cake!!! ehhhhh???? :)

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterRyley

Delicious!
Thanks for sharing:)

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May 28 | Unregistered Commenterfoodcreate

ridiculous and amazing and I want it now.

OH MY GAH. Amen. The holy trinity of desserts in one pie pan? Amazing. I cannot wait to try this! How totally incredible. You are a genius!

May 28 | Unregistered CommenterElyse

Oh DANG, I WILL be making this!

that's brilliant. my birthday is coming up, so i'm going to have to casually fwd this recipe to my family :)

May 29 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

that looks AMAZING!

May 29 | Unregistered Commenteramy grace

There goes my diet!

Really, it is the TurDucken of the baking world. You should think of a snazzy name for it. Perhaps CaCookpie?

May 29 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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