Deep Dish Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

by jenna on January 18, 2012

What’s the first thing you think about in the morning?

For me, yesterday morning it was chocolate chip cookies. I NEEDED a chocolate chip cookie. Like NEEEEEEEEEEEDED one. It was 6:30 am.

Every week, I sit down and plan out a list of recipes to make for the blog. Without that, I would have no sense of organization in my life and my grocery bills would be a thousand dollars because I’d run to the store every single day to get ingredients. I’d also spend more money on coffee since Starbucks is in the grocery store. Catch my drift? However, this pie was a totally spontaneous creation designed only to give immediate gratification….since I woke up thinking about it and all.

I mean, who doesn’t like a chewy chocolate chip cookie the size of their head? And the extra sprinkling of sea salt puts everything right over the edge.

Unfortunately this wasn’t ready in time for breakfast yesterday so I had to wait.

I waited exactly six hours. Six hours!!! Okay maybe five. I waited long enough, let’s just say that.

Chocolate chip cookie pie for all! Hip hip hooray!  Trust me on this one.

Deep Dish Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

serves 8

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt (plus more for sprinkling)

2 1/2 cups flour

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 and grease a ten inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray.

Cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy, then add the eggs one by one—beating after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until incorporated.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the butter and sugar and blend lightly. Add the chocolate chips.

Press the cookie dough down into your greased skillet evenly and smooth the top with your hand. Sprinkle additional sea salt over the top.

Bake for 45 minutes until very puffy and golden.

Let pie cool completely before cutting. Serve alone or with ice cream!

Time:

1 hour

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mary (sisters running the kitchen) January 18, 2012 at 4:07 am

this looks amazing! I think i’d have a hard time not eating the whole thing…and vanilla bean ice cream is a must!

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Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life January 18, 2012 at 4:12 am

Delicious!!! Glad I am not the only one who wakes up thinking about food. :)

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Kath January 18, 2012 at 4:17 am

Looks lovely. And something your Grandmother might have made!

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Kathryn January 18, 2012 at 4:19 am

Ooh I saw this in instagram and thought it looked amazing – so glad you’ve posted the recipe! Sometimes you have to just give in to your cravings and eat a giant cookie!

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Olivia January 18, 2012 at 4:27 am

I typically go to bed, eating chocolate and cookies late into the night…..it’s a process I’m just not ready to let go of……but I never skimp on breakfast…I just refuse…has to be big and full of carbs and fat, etc…no matter the crazy damage I do the preceding night. …eek….so yeah, chocolate-chip pie could work for me at any time of day or night! This might be a good recipe to give a try.

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Luv What YOu Do January 18, 2012 at 4:33 am

I want that for breakfast right now. It’s the 6:30AM chocolate wake up call!

Great idea to make your list of recipes for the week. I wing it at the grocery store which ends up costing me, especially at my favorites like WF and TJ’s.

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Kelly January 18, 2012 at 4:34 am

This is so perfect for me! I hate cake…always have and when I was a kid I always had to have a big cookie cake for my birthdays. This is a welcome recipe!

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Molly @ RDexposed January 18, 2012 at 4:43 am

The ole Starbucks in the grocery store trick. Works so well!
Coffee plus head-size chocolate chip cookie is just brilliant!

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Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau January 18, 2012 at 4:46 am

YES!!! This looks perfect and perfect, and kinda perfect.

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 18, 2012 at 4:57 am

Oooh hellooooo gorgeous!! This looks unbelievable. I totally hear ya on the recipe planning – I’d be in the grocery store every day too if I didn’t plan at the beginning of the week!

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HRCK the Herald January 18, 2012 at 4:58 am

I was DROOLING over all of your instagram pictures of this throughout the course of the day yesterday! I think I audibly moaned when I saw the final picture with a dollop of ice cream on it. Need to make this now!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) January 18, 2012 at 5:01 am

man. this makes my breakfast sound pretty terrible :)

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Janine January 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

This looks amazing!
I don’t have a heavy skillet, what else could I bake this in?

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 18, 2012 at 5:12 am

my morning just got sooo much better! Oh my geeez this looks good :D

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kathleen @ the daily crumb January 18, 2012 at 5:12 am

i often wake up feeling like i NEED a cookie… and nothing else will do! glad i’m not the only one :) and yes, sea salt takes things to a whoooole new level.

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Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) January 18, 2012 at 5:14 am

I need a cookie right now! This sounds absolutely incredible – deep dish?!

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kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 18, 2012 at 5:20 am

Oh em gee! It’s my birthday in a few days and I just might request this as my dessert of choice!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 18, 2012 at 5:23 am

I’m having a morning like that right now. Except I’m in a hotel room and can’t remedy this craving! This might happen at 8pm tonight when I get home if I don’t find something chocolate chippy today.

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jenna January 18, 2012 at 5:25 am

mmmm…how sinful!! this is one of those dishes i could make weekly and be quite happy with life!

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Steffany January 18, 2012 at 5:28 am

OH MY GOD I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW !!!

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Elizabeth January 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

This looks amazing! I assume we could bake this in a pie dish as well, for those of us without a cast iron skillet?

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Kristin January 18, 2012 at 5:36 am

I begin my morning routine with coffee and checking your blog! I haven’t jumped on the salted dessert train yet…maybe this recipe will be my introduction. You can’t go wrong with chocolate chips!

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Erin January 18, 2012 at 5:36 am

Um yes yes and yes. Especially with ice cream on top when it’s warm. So glad I just bought a cast iron skillet! As for the first thing I think of in the morning? “My bed is so warm, must I get up?”

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Faith @ For the Health of It January 18, 2012 at 5:56 am

My boyfriend and I are CRAZY about monster cookies – we usually get lazy and make them with premade cookie dough, but your homemade, skillet-cooked monster cookie looks SO enticing that next time I’ll suggest a from-scratch version.

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock January 18, 2012 at 6:06 am

Wowsers. No I feel like I need a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast!
My mom makes a chocolate chip cookie cake…it’s like the best brownie meets cookie ever. I’m really excited to try out this recipe and compare! Thx Jenna.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 18, 2012 at 6:07 am

YUM! sea salt on top makes it all the better.

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Caroline @ chocolate and carrots January 18, 2012 at 6:16 am

This is amazing. There are no words, except: I want!

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kelley January 18, 2012 at 6:20 am

I think I just fainted. Seriously. Salt + chocolate = a love affair.

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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

Well that looks delicious!

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Marisa @ Loser for Life January 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing a great recipe, Jenna!

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Cait's Plate January 18, 2012 at 6:36 am

Oh my. This is just unfair. It’s 9:30am and now all I’m going to be able to think about is this pie.

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Liz January 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

AMAZING! I can’t wait to try this at home!

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DessertForTwo January 18, 2012 at 6:38 am

I wish I could make a list of recipes to make for the blog and stick to it, but I’m just not good at it. I come up with random ideas that I have to make ASAP or I’m convinced the world will stop turning.

Lovely cookie pie! :)

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 18, 2012 at 6:42 am

YUMMY!

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Kristin @ FoodFash January 18, 2012 at 7:20 am

a.) Salty sweet anything makes me do cartwheels in my head and b.) I wish I was more of a meal planner so my grocery bills weren’t similar to a family of four’s!

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Urban Wife January 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

Oh.my.goodness.

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Annalise January 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love, love, love this. Last night I was wide awake at 3am and craving chocolate chip cookies, and I wish I had something like this to keep me company. Next time!

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Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray January 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

AMAZING.

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Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) January 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

O…M…G – This just put me over the edge.

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Julie January 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

WOW! the title had me… that looks amazing and I will def. need to make this! :)

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deva at deva by definition January 18, 2012 at 8:21 am

I love cookie pies and cookie cakes. This one looks especially decadent and delicious. I will have to find time in which to make this one!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 18, 2012 at 8:25 am

This looks awesome. I love that it’s made it one big pan and you can just bake that whole thing all at once and not have to roll out individual cookies…much faster. Love time savers!

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Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

We got a new cast iron skillet for christmas and I’ve been meaning to use it to make this exact thing! Can’t wait to try it!

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Katrina January 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

Salted? Brilliant!

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Rachel January 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

I totally thought the title read “Deep FRIED Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie”.

Deep DISH cookie pie sounds even more delicious!

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Laura @ She Eats Well January 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

This dish speaks to me. OMG.

Also, I think it’d be lovely for breakfast with some coffee on the side. That totally makes it breakfast-able…right!?

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Leslie Means @ Her View From Home January 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

My husband will LOVE you for this one! I am totally making this for him on Valentine’s Day!!

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Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten Free January 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

That looks sinful. Anything with salted chocolate is a winner.

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Lauren January 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

Oh my. This looks fantastic. I cannot wait to make the recipe!

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emma January 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

This looks soo good! I’m inspired to bake! Gonna try and wait till the wknd but that might be tough! :)

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Mary @ Bake Break January 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

I was planning to make a similar cookie pie yesterday!! What a coincidence! This looks delicious – and there is no denying a cookie craving. Gotta give in!

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Sonia the Mexigarian January 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

I know a couple of guys that will LOVE this. :) as I will too! can’t wait to try it!

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emily January 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

WOWZA. i had the same feeling this morning.. and yesterday morning… and yesterday all day… and all week really. I NEED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. i’m definitely making this pie tonight. no excuses.

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Hawley January 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

WOW!! And there it is… :::sigh::::

Add this to my list of “things I would totally have on my list to make soon if it were vegan” :) Also, love seeing your Creuset in action ;P Hopefully I’ll own me some cast iron soon!! You’re amazing. And so was that massive cookie pie goodness, no doubt!

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Lu January 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

I have to make this. OMG! I’m now daydreaming about this at work.

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Molly January 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

Always read…never commented. I love your recipes (your hoppin john was a big hit on new years day), we have the same taste in books (loving The Lost Wife right now) and I love to check out what you are wearing for inspiration (I, for one, miss your fashion posts). I am writing because cookie bars (as we call them) are a big hit withe my family and I wanted to suggest adding a little amaretto to the recipe. YUM-O!
Have a great day!
Molly

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Melissa January 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

Holy food porn, that looks amazing. Also dreaming about it, drizzled with some homemade dulce de leche.

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner January 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

Oh my.. i love this! looks soooo good.

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Carissa @ ChoiceSustenance January 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I recently realized that the real reason I like choc chip cookies is because they perfectly marry the salty & sweet combination. I love your idea of sprinkling salt on them because it often seems like a touch more would make them over the top!

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Liz @ Southern Charm January 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

OMGeez … this looks amazing! I’ve been trying all these single girl cookie recipes. Meh. I want the real deal .. I want this!

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Are you kidding me??? That looks incredible! I love cookie pies for when you want a cookie but don’t want to roll out individual ones.

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Lauren January 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm

NEED!!! WANT!!!

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Pure2raw twins January 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

love this! looks like we had chocolate chip cookie style desserts in mind today! we shared our recent chocolate chip cookie cake :) love the addition of salt! we shall try that next time.

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Talia January 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Does this use baking soda or baking powder? You say baking powder in the directions but baking soda in the ingredient list.

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jenna January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Baking soda! That was a typo—thanks for the catch!

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Moni'sMeals January 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

“I mean, who doesn’t like a chewy chocolate chip cookie the size of their head? And the extra sprinkling of sea salt puts everything right over the edge.”

My thought EXACTLY!! Love this and will be making asap. :)

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Krissy @ Krissy's Creaions January 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I saw your pictures on Instagram yesterday and I was drooling. I couldn’t wait for the recipe! I’m glad I didn’t have to wait long :)

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Erica January 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This is a fave in my family – my dad requests it every year instead of birthday cake! I haven’t made it in a while though. Definitely going on the to-do list!

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katecooks January 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

pinned. starred. can’t wait to eat this! there’s a bakery in santa monica that makes my favorite fleur de sel sea salt cookie…but this looks even better!

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Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Holy yum — that looks delicious! I wish I had some right now!

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kat January 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Soooooo, I made this today for a baby shower I’m going to tomorrow afternoon.
I had to try a piece. And then another piece. I had cookie pie for supper and now I need to make something else for the shower. Whooooops. It is delish though. Thanks for the recipe :)

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jenna January 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

hahahahaha that made me smile!! hate it when that happens ;)

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Stephanie January 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Can I still make this if I don’t have a cast iron pan? What kind of pan could I use instead?

I’m sure you’re going to tell me that I need to go buy one, but I don’t bake or cook that much, so not sure exactly how much I would use it.

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jenna January 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Try pressing the dough down into a greased eight inch square pan instead.

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TeenyLittleSuperChef January 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Holy mother of all things chocolate! These sound so unbelievably delicious and I think now I “NEED” to make them too. I didn’t have a chocolate chip cookie craving before I read this post but now it’s come on in full force. I don’t know whether to thank you or curse you. Regardless, I’m heading to the kitchen ASAP to make me some chocolate-y awsomeness. I just hope I have two full sticks of butter that the recipe calls for. I’d hate for it to be any less sinister than it’s supposed to be :)

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Claire January 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Oooo, I’m pretty sure my boyfriend would like this!

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A@Bigcitykitchen January 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I’m currently (sort of) on a diet but think I could make room for this pie.

Love your photos by the way…

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Cara January 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Holy Moly! This looks like the best thing I have ever seen! Even tho I made cookies last night I NEED, THIS one NOW!

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Jessica January 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I was still half asleep when I was going through my Google Reader and then I saw this post.

I planned my day around getting and making this deep dish chocolate chip cookie and I am so happy I did. It is cooling on the stove, my hubby got some really great vanilla ice cream, and we. cannot. wait. to eat this thing.

xoxo

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maureen January 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

That looks amazing! How on earth do you stay so slim? :-)

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Alexandra January 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Because she’s normal. Food does not = fat.

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Kate January 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

This pie looks magical. It has jumped straight to the top of my list of desserts to make. From the bottom of my heart (and stomach), thank you.

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Teri January 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Wait until it’s cooled before cutting? Who can do that? Not me! Anything chocolate chip cookie-like is best enjoyed while piping hot. Plus, I really don’t think I could wait long enough for it to cool. :)

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Alexandra January 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

This picture looks exactly like Chocolate Covered Katie’s pie, but yours is 100x more fabulous because it includes things like BUTTER and EGGS and ICE CREAM that isn’t made from 60-calorie, unsweetened almond milk.

Thank you, Jenna, for being so freakin’ normal (in a very good way.)

It inspires me and makes me happy that people like my grandmother are still being born. You rock!

-Alexandra

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RunEatRepeat January 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I think I just had an orgasm.

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Living The Sweet Life January 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I love cookies the size of my head. I need this cookie too … asap. I want this cookie … asap. I must make this happen. Great recipe and such delicious pictures :)

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

In theory, and looks, I always believe the cookie pies are amazing, but for some reason using a fork for a cookie really throws me off. Enough that I’d rather just eat a regular cookie.

You know what, I wouldn’t. Because if I’m really and truly honest with myself, I’m not even remotely a cookie person.

And now I feel like a Debby Downer. haha

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meghan@ struggle muffins January 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ohhh the salt! The gooeyness! The melty chocolateification! So many amazing things, all rolled up into one amazing dessert. Or is it breakfast? If danish and cinnamon buns are considered breakfast fare, I think this counts as a member of the breakfast family.

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monica January 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Cant wait to eat this!! Although I had about half the batter before it even went in the oven… I realized about 2 minutes ago that I used a much smaller size cast iron pan?!! Oh well, I wont complain about thicker slices :)

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Vanessa January 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Woah — so many delicious words in the title of this recipe! Pinning this now and baking it soon. =)

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Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl January 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Are you kidding me?! That looks way too dangerous. I’d eat the whole thing.

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Emily @ Life on Food January 19, 2012 at 3:55 am

Oh my lordy this looks amazing! I would have it for breakfast…maybe without the ice cream. How thick is that slice? I love it!

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Deborah January 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

We were on the same wave length – I made a cookie pie this past weekend!! I love the added salt on this – genius!

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Kathleen @morethaneasymac January 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

I make one very similar to this called Toll House Pie. The major difference is it has walnuts and no salt. Delicious! Seeing your post makes me want to bake it tonight!

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Hannah R. January 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

I made this yesterday as a nice surpise treat for my husband! He loved it!

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Deanna B. January 19, 2012 at 11:23 am

Yum! Its a homemade (and way better sounding) pizookie. I am in love.

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Melissa // thefauxmartha January 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Salted chocolate chip? Mouth is watering. Truth.

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

How in the world did you wait 5 hours! I would have dug in withing minutes!

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Laura @ Backstage Balance January 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Okay, now I think I know what Im doing tonight – making this confection!

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Amanda January 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Just made this! Sooooooo…good! The sea salt addition is brilliant. Love it in the skillet, too. My kids are devouring it as I type this.

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libby January 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

made this for my nephews first birthday party this afternoon. it was a superb hit!! thanks for another great recipe! Ps- i pinned it too :)

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Jackie January 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

CHOCOLATE CHIP PIE? Whoever heard of such a thing. Oh, I have to stop looking my mouth is watering so much.

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honeywhatscooking January 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

wow this looks crazy good. chocolate chip cookie in a skillet.. yUM. I think i may have to bake this asap!
Thanks!

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Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen January 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I will make this for my husband and he will look at me like I am a wizard, full of magical cookie producing skills. Thank you!

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Erin January 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Yahoo! Will need to make this, but– as someone else asked: what can I make this in if I don’t have a cast iron skillet?

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jenna January 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

You can use an eight inch glass casserole dish—just be sure to grease it well!

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Melodie January 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I made a gluten free version of this tonight and it turned out amazing! Instead of the 2 1/2 cups flour I used 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour and 1 cup tapioca flour :). Worked great!

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jenna January 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm

awesome!

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Ashley January 26, 2012 at 5:30 am

Awesome recipe!
I tried it out for a coworker’s going away, and it was a total success. Thanks so much for posting and I love your blog!
http://runningwithrewards.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/co-worker-farewell/

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Kaylee January 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

This is in my oven right now, I can’t wait!! Thanks for this! :)

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Anne January 27, 2012 at 5:28 am

My daughter and I made this last night. So delicious and decadent it is ridiculous!

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Melissa February 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Did this last night. I planned on it the second I saw it on pinterest. With my oven I had to keep it in there for a little over an hour instead of 45 minutes. WOW was it delicious. I really love the fact that it isnt tooth-achingly sweet. It PERFECT. The sea salt reaally adds to it. 5 out if 5 stars!!

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Christa July 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

Not to commit blasphemy (haha) but have you ever subbed out some applesauce or other fat such as coconut oil for some or all of the butter?

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JC Christopher October 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm

So good it’s ridiculous! Made for the first time this evening. Easy too. Many thanks. And if it serves 8- those are 8 huge pieces. :)

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Elizabeth November 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Can you use browned butter instead of simply melted butter?

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jenna November 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

You may!

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Laurie January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

OMG this looks SO good! However I just used the recipe calculator and found out it has 850 calories a slice! Yikes! Maybe I will try it with low-cal ingredients and see how it turns out.. :)

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