Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie made in a cast iron pan is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This dessert is perfect to please all the non-cake and non-pie lovers out there!
Every year, my husband and I have the same conversation: Me, ‘What kind of cake do you want me to make for your birthday?’ Him, ‘I don’t like cake and don’t want to celebrate my birthday.’ The struggle is real for someone like me who uses any opportunity to make a dessert. This year, instead of nixing dessert all together, I made him this Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. It did not disappoint!
There are millions of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes out there. And I have tried damn near them all. The below recipe is my go to. This recipe was inspired by Siri Daly. I love her cookbook, Siriously Delicious! I use this recipe to make classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and, for the pie, I simply put the dough in a cast iron pan and baked.
Let’s Bake! Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Start by creaming your butter and both sugars. For my cookies, I recommend using unsalted butter. I find that you can control the saltiness of the cookie by adding salt with your dry ingredients. These cookies are also topped with flaky sea salt. If you only have salted butter, go lighter on the salt when adding the dry ingredients or omit the sea salt on top.
Once your butter and sugars are well combined, add the eggs one at a time, beating until well combined. Add the vanilla and mix.
In a separate bowl, mix your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. When measuring your flour, do not compact the flour in the measuring cup. Using a large spoon, spoon the flour into the measuring cup. Use a knife to knock off any extra flour. When you measure your flour like this, you will get a lighter cookie. It has taken me years to learn this and it does make a difference in your cookie.
In three batches, mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Finally, add your chocolate chip cookies. In this recipe, I only use a cup of chocolate chips. I prefer to use the mini dark chocolate chips. Use whatever kind you like best and if you want more than 1 cup in there, go for it! I don’t like an overwhelmingly chocolate chip cookie but choose what you like.
Once the chocolate chips are mixed in, put your mixing bowl straight in the refrigerator to chill. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place your cast iron pan in the oven.
Now we wait….
When the oven has preheated, carefully remove the cast iron pan. It will be very hot. Spoon the dough into the cast iron pan. With your spoon, press down on the dough to evenly fill the pan. Place pan back in oven for 20 minutes or until pie is set in the middle. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Before serving, top with sea salt!
Looking for another sweet treat? Try these Browned Butter S’mores Treats or this Butter Pecan Coffee Milkshake (with Cold Brew Coffee)!
If you give this recipe try, please comment below or share to @delmarvaliciousdishes. I hope you love this cookie alternative as much as I do!
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs at room temperature
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup All Purpose White Flour
- 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Sea Salt for topping
- In a stand mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well combined, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined.
- Add the vanilla and mix until well combined.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In three batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing well after each addition.
- Add the chocolate chips to the dough and mix until well combined. Put dough in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cast iron pan in the oven.
- Once preheated, remove the pan from the oven and the dough from the refrigerator.
- Using a large spoon, press the dough into the pan evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until dough is set in the middle.
- Let pie cool completely in the pan. Top with sea salt before serving.