I’ll just come right out and say it:  this is my favorite recipe on the site so far.  And it’s not even really a new recipe:  I took my recipe for 1 dozen chocolate chip cookies, pressed the dough into my grandmother’s 6″ pie pan and baked it for 30 minutes.  It’s perfect as-is, but you could decorate it with chocolate frosting (like those cookie cakes at the mall), or you could top it with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream right when it comes out of the oven.

I wish I could say I sliced it neatly like a pie and ate it on a pretty plate, but we did not.  We hovered over the oven and attacked it with 2 forks as soon as the timer went off.  The center is perfectly gooey like a soft-baked cookie while the edges set up nicely.

I know you’ll enjoy this one.  Go on, make it!

Yield: 4 servings

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Makes 1 mini 6" cake.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease a 6" pie plate.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar together. Beat very well, about 45 seconds. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and add it in 2 batches to the creamed butter, beating just to combine.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the pie plate and press it evenly flat. Bake for 30-33 minutes, until the middle is slightly underdone (it will set up as it cools).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

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