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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.

Finally--and most importantly--enjoy.


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Reader Comments (116)

Hi! I found you on stumbleupon! I love your blog. I have subscribed in Google Reader so I can stay tuned to see what you make next! :) YUM!
If you are interested, come check my blog, too! :)

What should we should call it?

Wait, i have a sugestion..

The scrumptious "coopie cake"!!

I'll even buy one, for 25 dollars! Dude, you've got yourself a business deal there..

May 31 | Unregistered CommenterEivind

Hey, how about some ice cream with that?

Just took mine out of the oven, waiting on it to cool, so I can put the icing on!! It looks awesome! Thanks so much!

May 31 | Unregistered Commentercklyce14

Made this tonight. This is not for the feint of heart. I think Paula Deen might even need a glass of milk with this one :)
I enjoyed it but its definitely a special occasion dessert.
(I halved the cookie recipe and still had plenty enough left over for a couple cookies.)
Enjoy your blog. Will be back.

May 31 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna


May 31 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

I am with you every step of the way - and I stock Funfetti - yep, I totally relate!

May 31 | Unregistered CommenterLady P

Aaaaahhh!!! Must make. Why didn't I think of this? I recently made something along the same lines though: Brownie topped with cheesecake batter, topped with choc.chip cookie dough. Covered in bittersweet chocolate glaze!

June 1 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Hey wait a minute, that's not Funfetti! That looks more like Betty Crocker's Rainbow Party chip to me :P Haha, can you tell I use cake mix A LOT????

June 1 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Whoa, whoa! Thank you everyone for all of your awesome comments. I'm so glad that so many people are inspired not only to try it but also try their own variations. It's so much fun to figure out fun new combinations. Since I kind of invented the baking process of this treat maybe you'll even be able to give me tips on how to make it better! And no, it is not a treat for the feint of heart--a little goes a LONG way.

Finally: Dorothy, you are right! I think i was using funfetti in a catchall sort of way, the way you might call a copy a Xerox or a tissue a Kleenex. Guilty! I will make the correction.

June 1 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

I almost went into a food coma just looking at this thing, it looks like the MOST amazing desert known to man. I had to share it on my blog and link it to yours. This recipe needs to be shared with the masses! :) Thank you for the sweet treat!

Last year I baked a cheesecake, with a pecan pie inside it. I thought it was incredible....my husband, the traditionalist, doesnt like to waste a pecan pie by using it that way....he likes whipping cream on it!!

Holy Cats!!! This look amazing! I especially love the use of the rainbow chip cake. It's my fave! I'm definitely going to try this one out :-)

June 2 | Unregistered CommenterJenster

wow .. i have pms and i think i just had an orgasm!! i'm going shopping NOW!!!!!

June 2 | Unregistered Commenterhotmilk

Great idea! Love the colors :)
A hug from the tropics...

HOLY MOLY! That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen! You are good!

June 3 | Unregistered CommenterFitFoodie

I need to make this! It would make an amazing birthday treat, dessert heaven in every bite!

June 4 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

I'm soooooo making this!!!

Is the pie shell par-baked?

Is the pie shell par-baked?

This is the most wonderful thing I've ever seen. Ever.

June 4 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I just linked to this page from my blog I know all my RV friends will be spreading this one around the country fast!

June 5 | Unregistered CommenterYarntangler

SO excited to try this out! I am having people over this weekend... so I think I will be making 2 :)

June 5 | Unregistered CommenterFragaFam

I made this today with devils food cake instead. It's amazing. Thanks for bringing it into my life. <3

June 5 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

how many calories???

June 6 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
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