I made you a pie.

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Well, okay… I made you the filling of a pie.

I bought the crust.

I don’t do crusts. Remember when I tried? Yeah… not happening.

But I made croissants so that makes up for it. Hmmpf!


Way back when I shared a chocolate chip cookie pie that I found on a yellowed scrap of newspaper in my mom’s recipe box… and it literally tasted like a giant chocolate chip cookie. It was oooey and gooey and even… chewy. Yes.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie I howsweeteats.com

I’ve only made it once since then because if it’s made, it’s eaten.

By me.

All of it.

Just try it. Double dare.


So… I made the pie with pumpkin. Know why? Because I dreamt it. Yep. I’m totally serious.

I woke up on Sunday morning with one thought in my mind: pumpkin chocolate chip cookie pie. It was blaring in my head like a siren. I have no idea why.

Alright, I sorta do.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie I howsweeteats.com

See, for the last four weeks I’ve been trying to perfect a seriously CHEWY pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. Yes, I’ve had the normal pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They were one of the first recipes I ever posted here, complete with pictures to make your skin crawl. Buuuut… I’m done with them. I don’t even want to see another one. I want chew, not cake. CHEW. If I want a cakey cookie, I’ll make a darn cake. I want a cookie that chews and spits out melty chocolate chips.

I’m probably the reason for the pumpkin shortage because, um… I think I’ve gone through at least 10 cans trying to perfect these stupid chewy cookies. It’s driving me insaaaaaaaane! Good news is I’ve nailed it and will share it soon enough. Better news is that this pie was worth sharing over those cookies.

I’m convinced waking up with pumpkin cookie pie on the brain was the universe’s way of telling me to lay off the cookies.

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Oh, except for one thing. The pumpkin… it kind of took away the chew of the pie. *hangs head*

Not all of it. It’s still cookie-like, it just definitely adds a bit of cakey-ness. But I’m not one to complain. (<– really? since I’ve now complained this entire post.) I’m so annoyed with pumpkin right now. Why can’t it have chew-inducing molecules, or whatever the heck it has to have to stop being so cakey?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie I howsweeteats.com

Anyway, I wanted to pie myself in the face with this. If that tells you anything.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie I howsweeteats.com


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Yield: males one 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1.5 hours


2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup chocolate chips
1 unbaked pie shell
whipped cream or ice cream


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs until foamy. Beat in flour, sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Add in vanilla extract, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and mix until combined.. Blend in melted butter with mixer on low speed, then gradually increase to high and beat until mixture is combined and you have a batter. Toss chocolate chips with a sprinkling of flour and fold into batter. Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. Bake for 55 minutes, or until center is no longer jiggly.

Serve warm with ice cream of whipped cream.

Edited to add: I have tested this recipe four times and the measurements are correct. You MUST cool your butter completely. You also MUST use an electric mixer. And third, you MUST mix the butter in thoroughly with your electric mixer until a batter is formed like the first picture above. Feel free to add more pumpkin, but if you do that you will essentially have a pumpkin cake inside a pie crust. Other than that, the measurements are spot on. The key is you must, must, must let that butter cool.

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P.S. Sorry about the store bought crust. But not really.

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329 Responses to “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.”

  1. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 4, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    Oh this looks….sooo good! Pumpkin shortage! Yes! I just posted about it two days ago. There is very little Libby’s to be had here and TJ’s only had 10 cans of pumpkin today and I bought 2 of them and some ppl would have cleaned out all 10 :)

    I was actually trying to come up with a new spin on an old cookie…tonight. But it didnt involved pumpkin.

    Then my blog was hacked, and my life just…changed…


    • katie @KatieDid — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:01 am

      oh No Averie! I hope you get things sorted out :( I was wondering what was going on this morning with it.


  2. #
    Vicky @ Recipe Adaptors — October 4, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I’ve never had any form of pumpkin pie. Seeing this one I suddenly feel very deprived ;-)

    (P.S. I’ve just blogged about some bread you might like – it has bacon in it……..)


  3. #
    Brittany — October 4, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Pumpkin. Chocolate Chips. Pie. All there are great on their own but the combo sounds amazing! I’ll send me address so you can send me a piece. Thanks. ;)

    Have a great day Jess!


  4. #
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — October 4, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    i love you. i know i say this every day, but it’s the downright honest truth. i want to eat this and only this for the rest of my life. Can it be done? I’m willing to try it out.


  5. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — October 4, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    This looks so good! Dont give up on the crust… if you can bake croissants…. you can do pie crust!


  6. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 4, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I don’t really care about the crust anyway, that filling, though… I’d eat the whole filling out of the pie!


  7. #
    Elysha — October 4, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I made chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last week from a recipe I found on Pinterest. Someone needs to take Pinterest away from me because I am devoting far too much of my non-existent free time to it. Wait, I take that back. Don’t you DARE take away my Pinterest!!!!!!

    Anyway…I thought I was going looney thinking that there just doesn’t seem to be much pumpkin in the stores this year. Now I’m reassured that it’s not just me.


  8. #
    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — October 4, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    There is nothing wrong with a store bought crust when you fill it with a little bit of heaven! I grew up on the chocolate chip cookie pie and when I introduced it to the boys, they quite literally flipped their lids! I will have to make the pumpkin for them now! Both of our loves combined. Oh and I’m helping you on the pumpkin shortage…I’ve already roasted and eaten 3 of them! I have no shame…


  9. #
    Celestine — October 4, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Love the pumpkin-chocolate chip combo. Last weekend I used that combo in a quick bread and froze it. I’m taking it to my fiance’s this weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving. Can’t wait!


  10. #
    Holly @ The Runny Egg — October 4, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    You can’t go wrong with 1 cup sugar + 1 cup butter + chocolate chips.


  11. #
    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 4, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    great idea!!!


  12. #
    Kathryn — October 4, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    The filling is definitely the best bit of a pie – who cares about the crust anyway?!


  13. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 4, 2011 @ 7:41 am


    i love that this chocolate chip cookie pie has a crust! most of the ones i’ve seen don’t, but it just looks so flippin’ good this way!


  14. #
    Angela @ The Dancer Bakes — October 4, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    Tell you what: I’ll come over and make a homemade pie crust for this pie. It’ll be a delicious team effort.


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:33 am



  15. #
    Sara B. — October 4, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    Sounds yummy! And I love that your recipe says to bake until “center is no longer giggly”. Accidental? Maybe, but made me smile :)


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:33 am

      Ooops, lol. Honest typo!


  16. #
    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) — October 4, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    WELL, this sounds like a dessert right up my alley.. It’s like two of my very favorite things had a baby and it was this gorgeous dessert. How in the world do you think of these recipes?


  17. #
    Emily — October 4, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    I was praying for a pumpkin recipe from you! My boyfriend’s mom makes an unreal cookie pie. The thought of it alone makes me salivate. I now think the man on the train next to me is looking at me funny. Shit. Anyway, pumpkin cookie pie is genius! Legit making this as soon as I can get to the store.


  18. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — October 4, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    Ahh pumpkin and chocolate chips – a winning combo if I ever saw one!! This sounds awesome, and I can’t wait for the cookie recipe too. PS- I love that shot of the ice cream being scooped out of the container. Not sure if you had to take it with one hand or if you managed to just get the scoop to stay up, but one-handed photography is definitely not a skill of mine yet!


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:33 am

      Thanks! Yep, I did take it with one hand, I don’t have a tripod. I’ve mastered the one handed shot… after like six attempts. :)


  19. #
    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — October 4, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    Oh pumpkin chocolate chip cookie pie…get in mah belly! I’m thinking I might make mine with my gingersnap crust. This is looks sooooo good! I shall be obsessing until I can make it. :-)


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:32 am

      Yeah, that sounds amazing.


  20. #
    Clare — October 4, 2011 @ 7:55 am



  21. #
    Kim in MD — October 4, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    I love how your brain works, Jessica! This looks delicious, and it’s so interesting that the addition of pumpkin changes the texture of baked good from chewy to cakey…who knew? Well, you of course. And now me. Well, and now everyone who reads your blog. :-)


  22. #
    Gen — October 4, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    Sounds yummy and perfect for fall!


  23. #
    Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy — October 4, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    How amazing! Drooolll…


  24. #
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 4, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    Looks perfect! I have a pie crust in the fridge right now!


  25. #
    Paula — October 4, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I have been baking my whole life, and one of the first things I learned to make was pie — but I still avoid making the crust myself whenever possible. It’s a little high-maintenance, isn’t it? My mom swears by Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for perfect pie crust; and I swear by letting my mom make the crust for my pies every year at Thanksgiving. When you’re over your PCSD (Post-croissant stress disorder), I encourage you to give Dorie’s recipe a whirl. She’s kind of a genius, and I’m sure you’re up to the challenge.


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:31 am

      Hehehe I totally believe that… I’m sure I will try some day. The thing with it is that I don’t actually like pie crust. I really only like super sweet things and crust just doesn’t do it for me, so I think that’s why I don’t make it!


  26. #
    katie @KatieDid — October 4, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    That picture of scooping the ice cream is magnificent. I’m in love.
    I’m nearly sick of pumpkin. But not really, I’m just telling myself that so I don’t turn orange.


  27. #
    nikki — October 4, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    In the last four days I’ve made like 6 batches of cookies using different add ins. I found a recipe that uses 1/2 cup coconut oil ( because supposedly it’s healthier than butter) and NO white granulated sugar. It calls for 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, which is what I think is the secret to super chewy cookies. Here is the basic ingredient list if your interested:
    1/2 cup coconut oil, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt. I’ve added chocolate chips, pecans, and old fashioned oats, but not all in the same batch. Bake at 400 for 9-11 minutes. My kids are super picky about their cookies and they seem to love these.


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:30 am

      But no pumpkin? The pumpkin is the issue when it comes to chewy cookies. I can make a regular chewy cookie with no problem but pumpkin’s properties make it cakey!


  28. #
    Lisa D — October 4, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Umm, wow. With photographs like that I don’t think you need to apologize for the crust. That looks soooo flippin good. I wonder if it would work minus the crust, just as a big cookie cake…smothered in ice cream of course. Can’t wait to try it.


  29. #
    Lindsay @ biking before bed — October 4, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    My boyfriend told me I was going to turn orange after eating pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread and pumpkin coffee in one day. Bring on the oompa loompa with this pie.


  30. #
    Blog is the New Black — October 4, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Be honest- do you weight 500 pounds?!


  31. #
    Katrina — October 4, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I wish I had this for breakfast.


  32. #
    ally@girlVfood — October 4, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    Oh my God. Between this and Mama Pea’s cookie cake I’m going to be cookie’d out by the end of this year. If that’s even remotely possible.


  33. #
    Erica — October 4, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I make pumpkin chocolate chunk bars on the regular. Seriously- they go together SO well! The pie looks freaking amazing. Falllllll at its best!


  34. #
    nancy k — October 4, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    I can’t wait for your chewy pumpkin cookie recipe. I love pumpkin but have been so frustrated with every cookie recipe I have tried as they all come out cakey. The same holds true for adding banana to cookie recipes. I have tried biscotti recipes with banana and with pumpkin and in each case, they trurn out spongey with no crispness. I know it has to be a chemical reaction of some sort so if you have cracked the code, congratulations! I’m looking fowrard to trying your recipe.


  35. #
    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — October 4, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    If I could only make one pumpkin pie this season, it would be this. Hands down (plates out). Love!


  36. #
    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — October 4, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    This pie DOES look like it came from a dream!!! Delicious!


  37. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — October 4, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I don’t do crusts either, unless it’s graham cracker crust, which I am basically a master of…
    yeah, anyway…so i totally had to look at the chocolate chip pumpkin cookies…love that you have old pics on here. I DIE when people go back and look through my old posts (sorry).

    Anyway, awesome pie and can’t wait for your chewy cookie :) xoxo


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 8:28 am

      Oh yeah, graham crust is a completely different story… especially because I EAT THE ENTIRE THING while making it.


      • Ericka — October 4th, 2011 @ 9:13 am

        I did that last night when I ordered cheesecake at a restaurant. Graham cracker crust is soooo good!

  38. #
    Kita — October 4, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    I will totally cop to checking out premade frozen crusts on sale yesterday and debating how many I need to get through the holiday season. I don’t have the patience for it!


  39. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — October 4, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    This has got to be the greatest dreamed up pie ever! Yum!!!


  40. #
    Rodzilla — October 4, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I will gladly take your cookie rejects.

    Have you thought about adding pudding mix to the pumpkin batter? There should be a seasonal pumpkin variety right now, or just vanilla with your own spices would work. I think it might do the trick.


  41. #
    Kath — October 4, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    Love that ice cream shot!!


  42. #
    kathleen @ the lushers — October 4, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    I won’t judge the store bought pie crust! I think making crust is a huge pain in the ass anyway. It’s the filling I’m much more interested in!

    I’ve noticed that same thing with pumpkin & it’s why I’ve shied away from pumpkin blondies & cookies…I like those to be dense & chewy. Cakey doesn’t really do it for me, I mean, unless it’s actual cake!


  43. #
    Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy — October 4, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Can I eat this for breakfast? It looks to dye for!


  44. #
    Sonnie — October 4, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    I love everything Pumpkin and I will be making this very soon!! I have a hint for you that you may want to try. I make my chewy cookies using bread flour… more gluten = chewy!! You may want to try it in this recipe. Can’t hurt, may = chewy!!

    Let me know if you try it and how it works out!

    Good Luck and I am glad that I stumbled across your site, I have put you on my favs!!



    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 9:38 am

      I love using bread flour in cookies – I do that for chocolate chip cookies too, unfortunately it doesn’t help the pumpkin cake-ness!


  45. #
    Bev Weidner — October 4, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Uh, the way that ice cream melts down the side of that piece of cake….I think I just found salvation.


  46. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — October 4, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    Yeah, I’m totally with you on cakey cookies. Possibly the reason why whoopie pies and I have a semi-strained relationship. We’re still seeing other people. (I think about 67% of the food blogging community just mentally excommunicated me for that comment.) Also voicing my nonjudgment and in fact total support of the store-bought crust. Pie-crust-from-scratch is almost as scary to me as yeast bread…but that’s a different story. Do you think this would work with a premade graham cracker crust? I’ve got a soft spot for those babies.


    • Jessica — October 4th, 2011 @ 9:37 am

      I don’t like whoopie pies either… hence why I’m never made them!


  47. #
    Molly @ RDexposed — October 4, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    I am always amazed how you are able to put 5 desserts all in 1 dish. How do you do it?


  48. #
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — October 4, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Looks amazing! As usual, of course! :-D


  49. #
    Ericka — October 4, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Oh.wow. I wish I was your neighbor so I could come over and have some! :)


  50. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — October 4, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I hear ya on the “chew factor.” I made pumpkin chocolate chip walnut bars yesterday and they are a bit more cakey than I wanted. Delicious still, but more cakey than chewy….


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