Be ready for your dessert world to change, as I introduce to you this homemade double chocolate chip cookie dough pie. Need I repeat myself? So, you know, I thought one day I ought to do something nice for my husband – he works so hard, and he loves chocolate, but he also loves pie and cookie dough. If you could see a grown man’s reaction to letting him lick the cookie dough off the spatula, you would think he was possessed by his inner child.
The best part about this recipe is you can actually do away with the ‘double chocolate’ part, if you dare. That simply means removing having to make the chocolate frosting – and the pie would still be just as delicious. But, I think that’s just nonsense, because if you’re going to eat the pie you might as well endure the whole thing.
My difference is – I make my own frosting. Always have since my mom taught me, and it’s 1,000,000 times better than that crap in a can. So please, do yourself a favor just one time and try the homemade version. Not only is it easy, it’s versatile. It can be hardened to create a shell for your dipped strawberries, but also have the same consistency as cupcake frosting!
Have I won you over yet? If not, just take one good look at the final product.
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PiePrint This
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup softened butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup CANE sugar (this for some reason gives it the 'cookie dough' texture)
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Directions for the homemade Chocolate Frosting:
- In your mixing bowl, add in the confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
- Start by having your mixer on the lowest setting. Very slowly, add in your 1/2 cup of milk. Don’t dump all of it in at once. The key is to watch the mixture dissolve, and to make sure it doesn’t become too runny. The consistency you want is if you dip your finger in, the mixture should stick and not drip off your fingertip.
- Hence adding in the milk slowly. You may not need the entire 1/2 cup. Or you may need a little more. If it becomes too runny, just add in more confectioners by the cup.
- Once you have found the perfect consistency, beat at a medium speed for 2-3 mins to remove all chunks.
- Pour mixture into a separate bowl and set aside. (You have the choice to either clean your mixing bowl for the cookie dough, or leave it as is for the next baking process – I left it as is for this recipe)
Directions for the Cookie Dough Pie:
- In your mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients – butter, vanilla, eggs, and sugars on a low setting.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Once your wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed, slowly add in your dry ingredients until blended. Your dough will become very thick.
- Lastly, either using your mixer or by hand, add in the chocolate chips.
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray your 9-inch round pie pan, or any shaped pan similar in size, with cooking spray and spread out your cookie dough mixture.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Immediately pour on the homemade chocolate frosting and spread out over top.
- The frosting will melt, but you are then going to place the pie in the fridge for 45 minutes to cool, and the frosting will then thicken.
- Once ready to serve, allow pie to sit out for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.