Cookie Dough Pie

LAST UPDATED: Aug 24, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Aug 17, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

This cookie dough pie recipe is every bit as delicious as you’re imagining it to be! It’s bursting with sweet and salty chocolate chip cookie dough, a buttery, crispy graham cracker crust, and a layer of decadent chocolate sauce on top. It’s an unforgettable cookie dough dessert you’ll want to make TODAY!

A slice of no bake cookie dough pie on a white plate.

If you need a no bake dessert recipe that is beyond decadent, you’re in the right place. This cookie dough pie is going to make all your sweet and salty cookie dough dreams come true!

I’ve always been a chocolate chip cookie dough fan. I might actually love the dough even more than the cookies themselves, if that’s possible. I have an edible cookie dough recipe (it doubles as a cookie dough dip!) that you’ll love, and even a holiday version in these adorable Rudolph nose cookie dough balls

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Don’t forget about my classic chocolate chip cookie cake– it is a Pinterest sensation that cannot be missed. 

Luckily for me and you both, I wanted to take my edible cookie dough a step further and experiment with a more traditional style of cookie dough dessert. The results are absolutely incredible and I’m so excited to share this cookie dough pie with you today! 

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Why You’ll Love this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie Recipe

Well, let’s count the reasons why we love it! 

It starts with a delicious graham cracker crust. So classic and perfectly buttery, it’s the best base for this no bake pie!

The cookie dough itself is rich, decadent and so indulgent. You’re going to love the filling of this pie so much, it will be hard not to take bites as you add it to the crust! 

To top it all off, there’s a silky, creamy layer of chocolate sauce to really seal the deal. There’s so much to love about this cookie dough dessert!  

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Cookie Dough Pie Ingredients

First, the graham cracker crust

  • Graham Crackers – Use crushed graham crackers or crush in a food processor or with a mallet and sealed bag. 1 plastic package of crackers (10 full sheets) equals 1 1/2 cups. Each sheet is comprised of 2 squares or 4 miniature rectangles.
  • Sugar – I like to use a mixture of white granulated sugar with brown sugar for richer flavor. It sweetens the crust to perfection.
  • Butter – Salted butter makes the crust stick together. You can use unsalted butter if you prefer or don’t have salted butter on hand. If you’re using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt for balance. Margarine and butter alternatives are not suitable for this recipe.
Cookie dough pie filling inside a homemade pie crust on a marble surface.

Next, the chocolate chip pie filling

  • Butter – Unsalted butter is best to use if you want to follow this recipe exactly. If you use salted you do not need to add additional salt to this recipe- trust me that you’ll want a little salt to balance out the sweet here.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
  • Brown Sugar – Dark or light, firmly packed into the measuring cup.
  • Applesauce – You read that right! Trust me, you’ll love it! If you prefer, you can substitute oil, but this offers the best, most traditional cookie dough flavor and consistency.
  • Vanilla – I use Homemade Vanilla Extract, and it’s so easy to make, but store bought works as well. It’s best to use pure vanilla rather than imitation if you can. 
  • Flour – All purpose flour works well here. Feel free to experiment with almond flour or the like to make this a gluten free recipe.
  • Salt – A hint of salt brings out all the other flavors. If you’re using salted butter, simply eliminate the salt.
  • Miniature Chocolate Chips – I use semi-sweet, but you can use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer or eliminate them altogether. Mini chocolate chips are best because they create a smaller, more friendly little touch of chocolate crunch in each creamy bite! 
Cookie dough pie filling inside a homemade pie crust on a marble surface.

And finally, the chocolate ganache sauce for the top: 

  • Chocolate Chips – Again, I prefer semi sweet chocolate chips on most occasions but you can try any kind you’d like here.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your choice! Don’t substitute anything for the butter here – it’s just not the same! 
  • Milk – You can use any kind of milk. I used whole milk because that’s what I had on hand, but you can use skim, 2% or even half and half or heavy whipping cream.
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Cookie Dough Dessert Instructions

First up, make your graham cracker crust: 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugars and butter using a fork or spatula until moist, coarse and sandy.
  2. Spoon mixture into your pie plate. Using a measuring cup or drinking glass, press into dish to achieve a smooth, consistent crust without gaps.

Next, create the chocolate chip cookie dough filling: 

  1. Whisk dry ingredients. Flour and salt, set aside.
  2. Beat butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, incorporate dry ingredients into wet.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and set aside until you’re ready to fill your pie crust.
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Finally, the chocolate sauce topping: 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine butter and milk (or heavy cream if you prefer). 
  2. Melt on low until bubbles form on the edges of the pan. 
  3. Pour into a heatproof bowl filled with chocolate chips. 
  4. Allow to rest for five minutes, stirring occasionally. 

To create the cookie dough pie itself:

  1. Make crust according to directions above.
  2. Make cookie dough and pour/smooth into the crust. You’ll have to press down a little- use your clean hands or a spoon for this!
  3. Top with your homemade chocolate sauce. 
  4. Refrigerate pie for at least 30 minutes to set.
A slice of no bake cookie dough pie on a white plate.

Variations and Substitutions

Mix it up with a different crust! Try any of the following options for a delicious variation.

A slice of no bake cookie dough pie on a white plate.

Want even more decadence? Top this cookie dough dessert with a little homemade vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.

Tips To Make, Serve and Store this Cookie Dough Pie

  • You can mix the dough filling by hand or use a stand mixer, just ensure that it is well incorporated.
  • For the creamiest chocolate chip cookie dough pie flavor and texture, serve at room temperature.
  • Since this is an eggless cookie dough, you can enjoy it for up to a week! Simply store your cookie dough dessert refrigerated (wrapped tightly) to maintain freshness.

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More No Bake Recipes

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No Bake Cookie Dough Pie

Julie Blanner
This cookie dough pie recipe is every bit as delicious as you're imagining it to be! It's bursting with sweet and salty chocolate chip cookie dough, a buttery, crispy graham cracker crust, and a layer of decadent chocolate sauce on top.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 394 kcal

Ingredients
  

Graham Cracker Crust

  • cups graham cracker crumbs 10 full sheets of crackers
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar granulated
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar packed

Cookie Dough Pie Filling

  • 8 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 2/3 cup white sugar granulated
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips semi-sweet

Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • 2 tablespoons butter salted
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions
 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugars and butter using a fork or spatula until moist, coarse and sandy.
  • Spoon mixture into your pie dish, sheet pan or springform pan. Using a measuring cup or drinking glass, press into dish or pan to achieve a smooth, consistent crust without gaps.

Cookie Dough Filling

  • Whisk dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, incorporate dry ingredients into wet.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.

Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • In a small saucepan, combine butter and milk (or heavy cream if you prefer). 
  • Melt on low until bubbles form on the edges of the pan. 
  • Pour into a heatproof bowl filled with chocolate chips. Allow to rest for five minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Combine All Steps to Create Pie

  • Make crust according to directions.
  • Add cookie dough and pour/smooth into the crust. You'll have to press down a little- use your clean hands or a spoon for this!
  • Top with your homemade chocolate sauce. 
  • Refrigerate pie for at least 30 minutes to set.

Notes

Tips To Make, Serve and Store this Cookie Dough Pie

  • You can mix the dough filling by hand or use a stand mixer, just ensure that it is well incorporated.
  • For the creamiest chocolate chip cookie dough pie flavor and texture, serve at room temperature.
  • Since this is an eggless cookie dough, you can enjoy it for up to a week! Simply store your cookie dough dessert refrigerated (wrapped tightly) to maintain freshness.

Nutrition

Calories:394kcalCarbohydrates:54gProtein:3gFat:19gSaturated Fat:11gCholesterol:36mgSodium:294mgPotassium:51mgFiber:1gSugar:37gVitamin A:436IUCalcium:51mgIron:1mg
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