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This may be a little too philosophical for a Friday morning, but I think in order to really understand what this dessert is…we have to first talk about what it’s not.

It’s not a skillet cookie.

It’s not a cookie baked in a pie pan.

To be honest…it’s not even really a cookie at all whatsoever, recipe title notwithstanding.


It has the essence of cookie, to be sure. But the word cookie implies a certain texture or at the least, a range of textures…and what cookie do you know that is impossibly ooey gooey awesome and baked into the most delicious pie crust of all time?

Right?!? Me neither.

I would say it’s more like a cookie-flavored version of Momofuku’s crack pie or a chess pie.

And it’s even better with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Okay fine. Two scoops. But who’s counting?

And honestly…calories eaten while fighting over staring at floor plans with your boyfriend don’t count anyway. Am I right or am I right?


Can we talk for a second about how childhood hunger is such a serious and terrible problem in America, with 1 in 5 children struggling with it?

I can’t imagine what it must be like as a parent, to not only not know where your next meal is coming from but also where your chlid’s next meal is coming from. Terrifying.

Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup, who I worked with to create this post, are working to end childhood hunger in America by supporting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup have committed to donating $200,000 to this campaign and you can join in too by creating a virtual bake sale on the Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup facebook page!  And really, who doesn’t love a good bake sale, especially when it’s for a good cause!  Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup have some great ideas for treats to bake up on their respective websites. Personally, I use Fleischmann’s Yeast in all my baking and it is always reliable.  In addition, Karo Corn Syrup is the nation’s leading brand of corn syrup and is currently the only leading brand that contains absolutely NO high fructose corn syrup.

Anyways, I hope you’ll look into creating your own bake sale or finding one near you and getting involved in this great cause! We will be having an NYC Food Blogger’s Bake Sale for Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry on May 4th so definitely consider participating or stopping by!


Also, this happened on Wednesday. Seriously. I can’t even.

Still in shock/exuberant/thrilled/trying to process that some days…this is my real life.

me lidia

One year ago…Giant Chipotle White Beans
Two years ago…Rigatoni with Eggplant and Pine Nut Crunch
Three years ago…Oven-Roasted Plum Tomato Pizza with Pesto

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Serves 8, adapted from Karo Syrup


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust – I used this recipe


  1. If making your own pie crust, then prepare it up to the point where the dough is in the deep dish pie pan and place in the freezer while you mix up the filling.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Whisk together the eggs until foamy. Stir in the flour, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and whisk until combined. Stir in the melted butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract and mix until well-combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts and oats. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until just set in the center. Let cool 1 hour before cutting and serving.


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86 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

  1. This is my kinda recipe! A gooey, choc chip cookie, but in pie form! Fun! And what a great message and cause!

  2. The essence of cookie? I love it. I also want to wear it as a perfume. Gorgeous pictures as usual!

  3. Those calories definitely didn’t count. What is that amazing looking ice cream on top of this awesome dessert??

  4. Wow. I have no words. It’s even better than I imagined after seeing it on IG. I want. A variation on Crack Pie and Chess Pie? I neeeeed this.

  5. Holy wow, the gooey texture of that pie looks amazing! I always underbake my cookies to achieve a similar texture so I definitely need to try this! Maybe this weekend in fact 🙂

    Oh, and love that pic of you with Lidia, so cool!

  6. Foodycat says:

    … I don’t know who that lady is! But this pie looks awesome!

    Raising awareness and money to combat hunger is so important. I have friends doing the Live Below The Line challenge and I am ashamed to say I can’t even bear to attempt it. Not even for 5 days.

  7. Karis says:

    Cookie pie?! I love the concept.

  8. I could see a future addiction forming if I were to make this cookie pie! Holy yummm!
    And wonderful cause too, Joanne, that you’re a part of!

  9. Crack pie 2.0. Darn that looks good! And I love that picture of you with Lidia! What an experience that must have been!

  10. That pie looks absolutely delicious, and for such a good cause! It must have been so exciting to meet Lidia!

  11. Amy says:

    I’ll tell you what that is…that is a dish looking for a new home. Like my belly. (And Lidia? Dude. Squee!)

  12. What a great cause! Love the photo of you with Lidia. Amazing!!!

  13. Ashley Bee says:

    I’m trying to cut out carbs and you show me THIS. THANKS, JOANNE. That looks like the most amazing pie EVER!

  14. So, I’m going to need to make this. I mean, it’s not a cookie? It’s the essence of a cookie? I need the essence of a cookie in my life.

  15. Sounds SO yummy!!! And wonderful photo of you and Lidia!

  16. Whatever this is I’m into it. Cookie + pie totally made a baby here and I’m going to eat that baby. Aww yeah!

  17. I love, love cookie cakes. this looks perfectly gooey and chewy!!

  18. Mary Younkin says:

    oh my heck, you are killing me with the desserts once again, Joanne. This pie looks awesome!

  19. LOOKIT YOU WITH LIDIA!!!! I love your food philosophy, btw…annnnd this cookie pie/stuff of crack. 🙂

  20. Pam says:

    Love chess pie. Love chocolate chip cookies. LOVED your photo with Lidia!!!

  21. Beth says:

    Great picture – I’m so glad you enjoyed your lunch!

    And what can I say about that cookie/pie/angelic creation? Wow, wow, wow.

  22. Cookie-flavored crack pie?? MARRY ME.

  23. Joanne – I was trying to comment the other day on your last post but it wouldn’t let me. So excited about that lunch!!!! You know your Dad was watching – so cool! <3

  24. Pam says:

    My mouth is watering – it looks AMAZING!

    Great picture of you and Lidia.

  25. The essence of cookie… love it! And what an incredible cause!

  26. Wow this cookie pie looks soooo amazing! I love the ice cream you topped it with, it looks simply beautiful in photos.

  27. Yum! This looks like a cookie pie, Joanne! 🙂

  28. I make a similar pie, but without the corn syrup. Oh, and I had to change it up a little and I used cinnamon chips!
    I love the picture of you and Lidia. I think I would have been to embarrassed to talk to her!

  29. Sarah says:

    awesome cookie pie; even better cause!!

  30. Dixya says:

    i need this in my life right now

  31. Cookie pie, oh my! This looks and sounds delicious. Great picture of you two 🙂

  32. There is something about a warm chocolate chip cookie that is divine – slap it into a pie crust and it’s just sinful.

  33. This looks so scrumptious, Joanne! Totally craving chocolate chip cookies now!

  34. oh my god. i seriously want a huge slice of this 🙂 right now!

  35. Ahhhhh I have a recipe for chocolate chip cookie pie that’s super similar to this (although no oats, I’m super intrigued by that)-ISN’T IT AMAZING???? ohhhhh now I’m craving and your pics are nooot helping

  36. Jenn Kendall says:

    Cookie pie!?! you are a genius joanne! and i love the ice cream on top 🙂

  37. Hotly Spiced says:

    It’s hard to believe one in five children in the USA doesn’t have enough to eat. How could that happen in a country that has always prided itself on its high standard of living. Tragic! Your pie looks so pretty with that scoop of beautifully coloured ice cream on top. Love the photo of you with your new celebrity bestie xx

  38. WOW!! HOW exciting is this, TRUE!
    And for what a great cause too!
    I have RT’ed and as a former New Yorker, asked for support … good luck to you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What’s On The List

    If someone wants to make, I’ll donate this recipe too!

  39. teresa says:

    excellent cause, definitely worth checking out.

    love the picture, and love your gold purse! it looks like a great meet!

    cookie pie makes me so happy, especially when you put that ice cream on top, DELICIOUS!

  40. Gloria Baker says:

    Look amazingh!!! lovely picture of you b ith!!
    Love the Ice cream in the tip! aahhhhh!

  41. Johanna GGG says:

    the pie looks divine – I think dessert is something that is not portable that you need to sit down and eat with a spoon or fork

    never heard of lidia but love to see you both smiling and kudos to you for raising awareness of child poverty

  42. That Girl says:

    I’ve never had the infamous crack pie, but I’ve heard such good things that this is a ringing endorsement.

  43. Catherine says:

    Dear Joanne, Sounds delicious! It looks like perfection. Wonderful picture of you a Lidia. What a nice way to spend and afternoon. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  44. Katie says:

    Ah! What an exciting opportunity to meet Lidia. That must have been such a treat. I would have wanted to eat this to celebrate! Yum!

  45. Kari says:

    I’m so glad to see US food bloggers behind ending poverty – it is making me think that those of us in Australia should be doing something similar. I really admire your efforts. I also really admire this dessert!

  46. Hunger is a world wide problem! This is really a good cause.

  47. That is such a great picture of you and Lidia! She looks so friendly, she could be your grandmother…

  48. Revathi says:

    looks great..can i have a bit…cookie pie is different to me

  49. I want this for breakfast!

  50. Astra Libris says:

    Love the picture of you with Lidia!!! 🙂 and omg I must make this pie. right. Away.

  51. This pie looks DELICIOUS!!! And you and Lidia look fab together 🙂


  52. Mary says:

    What a wonderful pie. It looks scrumptious. The photo with Lidia is one you’ll treasure for years to come. You’ve worked very hard and folks have really started to notice you. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Blessings…Mary

  53. I would love to make this in the cast iron pan just to get those crispy edges.
    Lidia is really tiny!
    I have no idea how small she was, or maybe short?

  54. Best, pie ever! And I love that picture of you and Lidia!

  55. What a great picture of you and Lidia, Joanne!

    I love the look and texture of that pie and what a wonderful cause.

  56. Oh good grief, Joanne! I’ve been craving a chocolate chip cookie for two days and now I’m craving chocolate chip cookie PIE with ice cream. Sounds fabulous. You are so creative.

  57. Monica says:

    This cookie pie looks amazing! Meeting Lidia must’ve been pretty insane too. : )

  58. Hannah says:

    Oh girl, you are speaking my language now. I’ve been so enmeshed in pie writing, it’s a breath of fresh air to see a new and delicious pie- And one I don’t have to painstakingly test and dissect! Looks like a winner just at first glance.

  59. I met Lidia last year and have a pic with her in my blog, too 🙂 Definitely a memorable moment! Loving that pie 🙂

  60. Cookie pie?! This is surely the best thing ever!

  61. Barbara says:

    Wow. That looks wonderful, Joanne. Love that you topped it with cherry ice cream!

  62. Raina says:

    The pie looks amazing! So lucky you got to meet Lydia, love her:)

  63. Alisa says:

    That picture is so cute! An amazing life indeed.

    The pie looks incredible. Will be pinning now!

  64. Cathleen says:

    Wow. I’ in awe of this dessert. I think this might be too perfect for words.

  65. Colynn O says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! Awesome cause. Child hunger is such a sad reality. It doesn’t make sense that people have to go hungry when so much food is wasted every day. I’m looking into the virtual bake sale thing right now!

  66. Natalie G says:

    A perfect dessert! I am a big fan of warm dessert with ice cream on top, so amazing.

  67. Wow, this looks too gooey good! And, what a beautiful ice cream served on top!

  68. I can’t even imagine a cookie pie but this looks insanely good. And so awesome that you got to meet Lidia Bastianich!!

  69. Debbie says:

    Hmmmmmm…..does that pie ever look delicious! Such a nice picture of you with Lidia!!!!

  70. Betty says:

    Chocolate chips, cookies and pie are all my favorites. How can they not be amazing all together? Yum! 🙂

  71. The texture of this pie looks incredible! I’ve always been a fan of gooey, even slightly under baked cookies…so I would LOVE this.

  72. Lynn says:

    Chuckling at the comment above. 🙂 And sorry to be late to the party on this one – that looks amazing. I love gooeyness, so would love this, I’m sure.

    And how wonderful that you get to do things like meet the amazing Lidia.

  73. Tammy says:

    Wow! Looks amazing Joanne! 😀 I would soo loooove to try that right now 🙂

  74. This is so simple! And brilliant! And it involves all the good things in life…cookies, pie, and chocolate ohhhh!!!

  75. I don’t think you’ve talked about but I hope you weren’t running in Boston today, Joanne, and I also hope no one you know was injured. What a horrific day 🙁

  76. V cool you got to meet Lidia! I actually didn’t know about her until right now (thanks Google) but I do understand how awesome it is to meet a culinary hero! And I love your pie, and the cause!

  77. Kevin says:

    I really like the sound of a chocolate chip cookie pie! Great idea!

  78. P says:

    Is this seriously for real?! I so need a slice of this :D!!!

  79. grace says:

    hi lidia! i’d be all over this, joanne–excellent recipe. and for the record, the color of that ice cream is just beautiful!

  80. I haven’t tried this yet, thanks so much for the recipe. It looks really awesome. I can’t wait to try this, surely that taste so perfect.

  81. Pia says:

    Great recipe. I like it.

  82. Ashley says:

    This looks phenomenal AND I’m still super jealous that you got to meet HER!! Awesome.

  83. Laura says:

    You can feed me anything flavored like chocolate chip cookies in any form any time. 🙂 And great cause!

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