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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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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330 Responses to “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.”

  1. #
    Emily — October 5, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    That last photo is a killer! I really, really want this delivered, right now….


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    Amy — October 5, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    I’m making this this weekend! :)


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    Megly — October 5, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    Does your husband like pumpkin yet? This pie looks TO DIE FOR but my boyfriend “claims” he doesn’t “like” pumpkin. (whaaaat?) Just curious if you’ve ever made something with pumpkin that converted your significant other… ;)


    • Jessica — October 5th, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

      No. :( He still hates it!


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    amy h — October 5, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    I am so excited for your cookie recipe!! I love pumpkin cookies, but they always end up more like muffin tops than chewy cookies! Eeeeeeeeee!


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    janetha — October 5, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    ohgeez. yum.


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    janetha — October 5, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    oh and i don’t like “Soon enough”. i want it now. :)


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    Kerry — October 5, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    I can’t wait for the cookie recipe! I’ve always wanted an uncakey pumpkin cookie, but I lack the patience/smarts to figure it out. In the meantime, I kind of want to eat this entire pie with a spoon. Hopefully that’s legit.


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    Erin — October 5, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    First thing that my brain said when I saw this -“Oh my god she didn’t!” Oh but you did and as usual I love it.


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    Brandi R — October 5, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    I made this pie yesterday and it was absolutely delicious. However, all the chocolate chips fell to the bottom of the pie. Do you know of any way to avoid this?

    I love your recipes. Everything I’ve made has been delicious so far! Thanks a ton!


    • Jessica — October 5th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

      Thanks Brandi! So sorry the chips fell – did you toss them in the flour?? Maybe they needed to be tossed a little more?


      • Brandi R — October 6th, 2011 @ 8:46 am

        Ummm…I didn’t do that at all. Totally missed that part of the recipe. I’ll definitely do that next time!

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    Kandis — October 5, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Do you think you could make this without the crust? I am totally craving a giant cookie (like the kind you can buy at the mall) but don’t want a pie.. I know.. crazy!


    • Jessica — October 5th, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

      I’ve never tried but I totally think you could. I need to try it because I don’t like pie crust!


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    Keya — October 5, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    I think the secret to non cake like pumpkin cookies is dehydrated pumpkin flakes, the moisture from the pumpkin makes it cake like. Though pumpkin flake is annoying to get. Most pumpkin cookies Ive gotten store bought list pumpkin flake rather than just pumpkin.


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    Stephanie — October 5, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I cannot, cannot wait to make this!!!!!!!!! I love how one photo shows two forks by the plate, as if you’re sharing……or maybe you’re using a fork in each hand? With something this delicious, that might be neccessary! :)


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    april — October 5, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    I hate making crust too! I worked here http://www.sugarees.com for 4 years. If you’ll notice that pie with the inch high crust & ridiculously high topping…I had to make those. Not just a few at a time but like 15+ on Thursdays.. Not my fav thing at all. I now buy crust. I made enough to last a life time


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    Colleen — October 5, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    I bet you could adapt this recipe to make little mini cookie pies too. That would be super yummy, and fun.


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    Gina — October 5, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Here are two recipes I have found for chewy pumpkin cookies! I have not made them yet (my pumpkin things to bake list is very very long!)




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    Tracy — October 5, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    Oh yes, I will definitely have to make this! It sounds amazing!!


  17. #
    Mehr — October 5, 2011 @ 11:49 pm

    This looks UHmazing. Can’t wait to make it :D Thanks for yet another fabulous recipe!


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    Lucy — October 6, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    This looks like a very intense pie. Although I am sad that you didn’t make the pie crust! I even went back and read your post from last October about your attempt to make pie crust. I bet if you had put a pie in that crust it would have been awesome. Nothing compares to home-made pie crust. I hate the store bought kind… But when I finally made my own crust last Thanksgiving, it was awesome! And I had just as much trouble as you did last October- it also came out looking very weird, never puffed up properly. I did add a secret ingredient- vanilla!- which I thought was great, but destroyed the texture.


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    Keya — October 6, 2011 @ 7:50 pm
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    Jackie — October 6, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    (oops- continued…) for the non-cakey pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I was literally just thinking about that this morning and wishing I could find one!

    And PS – this pie looks RIDICULOUS. I want to make and eat it immediately


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    Mackenzie — October 8, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    I almost made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies today! maybe tomorrow… until then, perhaps adding or substituting apple sauce or mashed bananas might add some moisture to the cookies to make them more “chewy”? let me know if you try it and it works! yum yum. <3


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    esix — October 9, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    That looks awesome. If you want it chewier I think you should try using bread flour. I’ve never made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but my regular chocolate chip always come out chewy with it.


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    Lizzy — October 9, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    I just made this pie, and because I am horrible at making pie crust I tried this “Pat-in-Pan” recipe in the Joy of Cooking (I urge everyone to try it by the way), HOWEVER, it seemed I had too much pumpkin-chocochip insides to my pie because its bubbling over into our oven. Bother. Perhaps try this one with a pan underneath? Either way, my roommates loved it, and may do my dishes for me now. :-)


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    Stacie — October 10, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I’m the odd one, I just dont like pie crust, BUT the fillings? LET ME AT’EM!!!!! So more than likely I will make the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies…..I MIGHT do a pie version for a couple of pie lovers around here, but the cookie with some whipped cream works for me!!


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    Elan — October 10, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    I can’t seem to get this recipe right- my filling doesn’t look solid like it does in your pictures, it was very liquidy- and all my chips sank to the bottom, and I did toss the chips in flour. I’m trying to figure out what I did wrong.


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    Christine — October 11, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    Since you don’t like pie crust, why not try this pie with a pretzel pie crust? Pumpkin and pretzels are amazing together!


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    Emily — October 11, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Hi from a new reader! I love your blog and am so glad I found it. My boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow and I REALLY want to make this for him. We recently moved to CO, so altitude is now in the equation. Do you know if I need to make any alterations or additions to the recipe? Thanks so much for any advice you can share!


    • Jessica — October 11th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

      Ah Emily… I’m so sorry, I have NO idea about alterations due to elevation. However, some of my blog friends live in CO and they do alterations – yesiwantcake.com, edibleperspective.com and heathersdish.com.


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    Amanda — October 11, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I made this and it was delicious… but I did toss my chocolate chips in flour and they still sunk =/ But that’s okay. It was still to die for. Only my ‘batter’ didn’t look like yours. It was a lot more pumpkiny orange.


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    Recipes — October 11, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    I also made this and it turned out great, its one of the best pumpkin recipes i have tried yet….Thanks


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    Ashley — October 11, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    I just stumbled across this, and it looks awesome, gonna have to bookmark it and try since my husband loves anything pumpkin flavored O,o. Thank you for the awesome recipe!


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    Eduardo — October 11, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Add cookie dough! :)


  33. #
    Jessica — October 11, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    I don’t like pumpkin pie, and I made this over the weekend and absolutely LOVED it. It was a huge hit with my family and I shared the recipe with at least 800 people. :)


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    Coryn — October 11, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    I, like so many of your stalkers..I mean…readers.., am not-so-patiently waiting for that cookie recipe!!! Please please please share! I want to make them for my Halloween party :)


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    Jessica — October 12, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    I also decided to cause a pumpkin shortage in Florida and have scoured the internet looking for scrumptious pumpkin recipes… and came across your website. Thank you for this easy sweet treat that was consumed rather quickly amongst coworkers. Needless to say I will be making a majority of your yum-o treats. Love all the fantastic photos!


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    Nichol — October 12, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I don’t do pie crusts either, just had to go read your post about that. That is what happens to me so refrigerated or frozen I go. This looks incredible and sounds so delish!


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    Kelly — October 12, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    Just made this….oh. My. Goodness. I love pumpkin. I love cookies. I love pie! Brilliant!


  38. #
    Lacey — October 12, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    I stumbled across this recipe and I must say… it looks AMAZING!! I might make this one for Thanksgiving!! It has almost everything I love!! I absolutely can’t wait!!


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    Kara — October 13, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Never, ever read this blog on an empty stomach or you feel like you are torturing yourself. I cannot wait to try this!!!!!!


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    Travis — October 13, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    This just combined my two favorite desserts ever! Pure genius.


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    Pam — October 13, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    This is a perfect dessert if I ever saw one. It looks delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!


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    Denise — October 13, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    This is a wonderful dessert, it looks like a sweet potato pie with blueberries! My mouth is in for a treat.


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    Kimberlee — October 14, 2011 @ 2:57 am

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I made this pie today, and it was extraordinary. The consistence is the best of both the cookie and pie worlds. And obviously it tastes absolutely delicious. It’s pumpkin. And chocolate. And gloriousness. Anyway, it’s great to have a very seasonal dessert that deviates a bit from the norm. Thank you so much for sharing this! It never would have occurred to me, and my life would be sorely lacking.


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    Kimberlee — October 14, 2011 @ 2:58 am



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    Susan — October 14, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    Use mini chocolate chips for this recipe — they will not sink to the bottom of your pie! ;>

    I make a chocolate chip cupcakes and have the same problem with chocolate chips — try it, it works!


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    Tammy — October 14, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    ok, so i tried this recipe and i’m a little confused. i followed the recipe but after i put the butter in, it looked like soup. It did not look at all like the prebaked picture. could the amount of flour be wrong? instead of 1/2 should it be 1 and 1/2? i ended up adding about 3/4 cup more flour but it did take about 15 more mins to bake. hopefully it still tastes good. i make it for my twin sons’ kindergarten class because they are having a pumpkin tasting today.


    • Jessica — October 14th, 2011 @ 10:03 am

      Nope, all of the amounts are correct. Was your butter completely cooled? Did you make any changes to any parts of the recipe besides adding the extra flour? Did you use an electric mixer? Just trying to figure out what went wrong!


      • Tammy — October 15th, 2011 @ 9:16 am

        even before i put the butter in, it was very soupy. i did use an electric mixer. exactly how foamy should the eggs have been? i beat them for a good 3 to 4 minutes before i continued the rest of the ingredients and i didn’t add anything else. i guess it is not too big of a deal. i probably won’t make this again, but i did want to give the regular chocolate chip cookie pie a try and i want to figure out what went wrong before i do that, since the recipes are similar. thanks for your help and sharing all your delicious recipes!

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    Tracy1NY — October 15, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Love the brussel sprouts recipe! On the cookies.. saw Toll House chips.. ughh.. never can stand them!!
    See you buy your pumpkin butter at trader joes… trader joes has good chocolate chips…. worth a try I use them on occasion.. not bad..

    My favorite of course are from San Francisco.. Ghiardellie… love the small semi sweet and oversized milk chocolate chips.. which drive people wild!


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    Laura — October 15, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I made this pie last weekend for when my family broke fast on Yom Kippur and they went CRAZY! They loved it, and devoured the whole thing in about 5 seconds (I’m sure the fact they hadn’t eaten all day helped :) ) Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! Also, I found this little mug on CakeSpy and I had to share it with you- it seemed to fit you exactly! http://www.cakespy.bigcartel.com/product/mugs-bacon-and-cupcake-party

    Thank you for your consistently amazing recipes Jessica! :)


  49. #
    Ellen — October 15, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    I used dark chocolate chips.. the richer chocolate taste was a nice compliment to the pumpkin.
    Yummy recipe!


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    Vanessa — October 18, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    I did the same : )


    • Vanessa — October 18th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

      I mean I used dark chocolate chips as well and it came out great.



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