Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

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Last week I went to the post office. Now, normally that shouldn’t be some sort of declaration, like “last week I had a root canal”, but really, it is. Because, in my city, going to the post office really inspires root canal and doctor visit dread.

Usually, I avoid the post office at all costs. One of my local grocery stores has a post office inside it, clerked with friendly grocery store employees. I always get a smile when I do my mailing there. The real post office? Not so much.

I had to go to the actual post office instead of the grocery store cheater postal center because I was shipping some fun stuff a friend over in the UK. You can only ship international from the source, I guess. Anyway, I waited in line, filled out the customs slip as much as I could, and patiently waited my turn.

Let’s talk about addressing a customs slip. The customs slips obviously are written by someone in America, who works for the USPS. Because all it lists are mailing address, city, province, postal code, and country. Now, the address I was using has several lines, way more than allotted for on the slip. I have no clue how to fill it out, I’ve only shipped international, like, three times in my whole life. Once was last November, to the same friend, and the kind postal worker helped me fill it out. Obviously I should have written myself a cheat sheet, because I couldn’t remember what he told me to do.

When I walked up to the counter, the clerk first told me I had the wrong customs sheet, even though only one was available at the fill-out desk, so I would have to get out of line, fill it out, and wait again. Nice. Then, the kicker: I asked for help filling out the address and the postal clerk, the one that works for the place the ships all-the-packages, said:

“I don’t know how to do that.”

Me: “Um, really? Last time I did it the clerk filled it out for me.”

Postal Clerk: “Well, we don’t have information on how to do that. You just need to guess.”

Um, okay. Sure. Let me just pay you twenty-five non-refundable dollars real quick, and guess about filling out the forms. Then I’ll just cross my fingers and pray on some unicorns and leprechauns that my package will actually get to the UK.

Thanks for the help, USPS.

Anyway, I was aggravated, to say the least. So I came home and made peanut butter cookie pie. Peanut butter cookie pie reduces stress. It’s a known fact.


This pie starts with a homemade crust. Sure, you can use a refrigerated (or a frozen) one. I was in the mood to pound something, so I made homemade. The is my favorite crust recipe: all butter. I just love the taste of an all butter crust. And, if you keep your ingredients cold enough, and chill the pie shell right before filling and baking, your crust stays plenty flakey and delicious.

I rolled my crust out on one of my favorite kitchen tools, my Roul’Pat. Roul’Pat is from the makers of the Silpat and turns any work surface into a non-stick work area, perfect for rolling out things like pie and cookie dough, without any additional flour.

I just wanted to remind you how awesome the Roul’Pat is, because you can WIN ONE on Thursday at the Pi Day Pie Party! Don’t forget to come link up a pie (or three) that day and enter to win.

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I filled my pie with the ultimate comfort food: a peanut butter cookie chock full of chocolate chips and peanuts. It’s like a giant cookie with a pie crust. Rich with peanut butter and oozing with chocolate, this pie is certain to bring your mood up about 100%.

I got the idea for this pie when I was shopping at Target and saw the Easter Egg Peanut Butter M&Ms. I knew I wanted to put them on top of the pie filling, kind of like I did with the Raspberry Snack Cake a few weeks ago. I thought it was kind of cute how they cracked in the oven (totally not on purpose, BTW) and look like they’re hatching.Feel free to use any kind of M&Ms that you like: peanut, regular, almond, coconut. Use regular colors for an all-year pie!

I really don’t know how else to describe this peanut butter cookie pie. Except that well, it’s a peanut butter cookie. IN A PIE.

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Oh, did you want me to tell you how to make it? You’re in luck. I’m way more helpful than the USPS. Here’s the recipe. ;)

Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Peanut Butter Cookie Pie


    For the Crust:
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water
  • OR you can use 1 prepared crust (refrigerated or frozen)
  • For the Pie:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • M&Ms (your favorite flavor, I used Peanut Butter M&Ms)


  1. Make your crust: pulse flour and salt in a food processor. Add cold butter and pulse 3-4 times until it resembles crumbs. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing 2-3 times after each addition, until dough forms a ball. Turn out onto plastic wrap and shape into a disk. Chill at least 30 minutes (or overnight).
  2. Note: you can also use a prepared crust from the refrigerator or freezer. If doing so, skip step 1.
  3. Roll out pie crust to 1/8” thick. Place in a 9” pie plate and press to fit. Return to refrigerator until ready to fill.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and salt and mix until combined. Slowly add flour and mix until dough just comes together. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.
  6. Press cookie dough into the prepared pie crust. Top with M&Ms (as many or as few as you’d like!) Cover the edges of the pie crust with small strips of foil (so that it does not brown too quickly). Bake for about 30-32 minutes. Remove foil from pie crust edges and bake an additional 5-7 minutes until crust and the top of the cookie is browned. Cool before slicing. Pie can be made ahead of time and frozen, if desired.
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Be sure to come back for the PI DAY PIE PARTY on Thursday!

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  1. Ohhhh and the drool just started. When I fall off the “Lose 10 lbs Wagon” I am just going to listlessly point in your direction. ;)
    Chocolate peanut butter… YES.
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  2. You just described my life at the P.O. whenever I try to go to it…and trust me, like you, I avoid it at all costs! Talk about backwards and at mine, there are always lines a mile long. Every week is like the week before Xmas at mine…always so crowded! PB pie cures all! Love the homemade crust, the filling, the adorable M&Ms! And cute little picture inside your ziplist box. I need to figure out how to do that!

    • And then, when there are 10 people in line, one takes a break. ???? Always happens! Yeah, the ziplist thing. I know how to resize the pic that’s automatically there (it’s done in the plugin settings) but how to change it to move it over…no idea. I paid someone because I gave up on the plugin instructions!!!

  3. Why is the USPS so lame sometimes? Ugh. At least one good thing came out of the bad experience – PIE!!! All butter crust is the only way to go. So yummy! This pie looks awesome, Dorothy. Peanut butter + oozing chocolate = pie success! Can’t wait for pie/pi day!
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  4. You know my weakness! I’d love this for Easter, XOXO

  5. Seriously? Peanut Butter. Cookie. Pie. ???? I think I just gained 5 pounds!!

  6. yummy pie! Or cookie? I hear ya on the post office. Fortunately, since we moved to Ohio there is a little one just up the road from my house, never busy and super nice people :)
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  7. Thanks so much for the link love Dorothy! And this peanut butter cookie pie looks AH-maaaazing! I could definitely do some damage on it. Oh and I would have been totally aggravated with the post office too. Grr!
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  8. Peanut butter ANYTHING and I’m there! Yum!!!
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  9. I am down with a peanut butter cookie pie!! The peanut butter m&m’s on top are so cute hatching! I need this pie in my face!!!!

  10. I am down with a peanut butter cookie pie!! The peanut butter m&m’s on top are so cute hatching! I need this pie in my face!!!! Can you tell I haven’t had sugar in a few days? I am going nuts!!!

  11. I’m trying not to lick my screen right now. This looks so good – love the chocolate eggs on top. And you’re right–there’s nothing better than an all-butter crust. Yum……
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  12. How have I missed all the fabulous things you pop into a crust?? I love this peanut butter pie :)
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  13. Oh gosh, that pie looks glorious!
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  14. This pie look fabulous! I love how the eggs crack open in the oven, too – so appropriate!
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  15. I’m at the post office WAY more than I like to be for my BF’s and my Etsy sales. At least the people at mine tryyyyyy to be helpful, but I’d be lying if I said they’ve never lost an international package/had it take over a month to get there. I’m stressed out just thinking about it. This cookie pie looks amazing and perfect and like everything I need in my life on a Monday.
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  16. This sounds divine! :)
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  17. You would think that they would make those forms easier to fill out, too. Gotta love it!! ;) I can totally see how this pie would be a stress beater. I want a slice!
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  18. Delicious!! I hear you about the post office…no fun!
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  19. I have a DEEP love / hate relationship with the USPS. I love sending cards, especially to my godchild and friends’ kids because how much fun was it to get your own mail when you were little?!? That being said, I tend to buy A LOT of stamps and since I like the forever stamps, I tend to go the USPS to get them. I should just order them. Gah.

    But at least next time I go and want to poke my eyes out, I can come home and make this pie!! YUM!!
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  20. I’m laughing at your need to pound something! But truly, no one is every happy at the post office-the clerks, the customers in the long lines. Why is it so unpleasant? Maybe everyone just needs pie-like this. Especially since it’s a stress reliever!
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  21. A peanut butter cookie in pie form and loaded with peanut butter M&M’s?! Yes, please! I would love a big slice of this for a mid-morning snack! :)
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  22. I’d rather clean toilets than go to the post office. I despise it. I do everything in my power to avoid it. I seriously could go on and on, but I know you feel me here. And the employees!!! Why are they so dang crabby? The post office and DMV employees should get married. Both are equally horrid. Ok, NOOOOOWWWW I’m done. Love these bars, and you. Cannot wait to try them.
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  23. You’re stories kill me Dorothy!
    Thanks for another delicious recipe!

  24. I hate the Post Office too!!! It is the 6th circle of hell and the DMV is the 7th!!! This cookie pie is all circles of HEAVEN!!! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
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  25. Yeah, I’m pretty sure this “pie” would cure all ails :) Gorgeous!
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  26. There is no errand I dread more than going to the post office Dorothy! It is the wooooooooorst! I’m glad you remedied the stress with a huge cookie pie. :) You know this is what I would do as well. I love festive Easter M&Ms :)
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  27. I saw this on Instagram when I woke up this morning and was like I WANT NOW!! This looks soooo good :)
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  28. If you ever go to my post office … I hope you don’t get the clerk that I have so fondly named “the stupid one”! I know it’s not nice and I shouldn’t say that … I’m bad and I’ll probably get her on my next trip.

    Oh, peanut butter cookie in a pie crust … heaven!!!

  29. I don’t think there is a worse place than the post office. The customer service is in serious need of an attitude make over! Thank goodness you had this yummy cookie pie to come home to!
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  30. I’ve successfully avoided the USPS for a couple of months now. I’m not sure how that’s happened.

    Did you eat this all right out of the pan with a fork? That’s what I would’ve done. :)

  31. Wow, that USPS worker was obviously on the verge of going “postal.” You can practice your international shipping skills by sending me some of this pie! Hopefully it will get here in one piece. My mom sent me a package and it took over a month to get here! Crazy mail people…
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  32. The post office people are so mean! All of my family lives in England so we ship alot and if it wasn’t for already knowing I would be so confused too. But this pie would defo make a trip to the post office okay! I love a buttery crust with a cookie! Hello! Genius!
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  33. UPS always makes me want to pound something but I am so glad you come home and made this pie or shall I say pookie? It looks mouthwatering!
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  34. YUM! Looks delicious, Dorothy! You had me at peanut butter! :D
    Sucks about the postal service though…hope your package gets to where it needs to go :)
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  35. Girl you had me at peanut butter! YUMMY!!

  36. Cookie in a pie, I’ll take it any day! The eggs really do look like they are hatching. So cute!
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  37. This would definitely make my stress go away. Seriously! A cookie in pie form? I’m in! It looks amazing! Sorry about your post office experience. I thought they were supposed to be the experts on, you know, THE MAIL! Hope your package gets there safely!
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  38. Gahhh omg that person at the post office! So rude! I feel like it’s always hit or miss, some people are super nice and others just look at you funny if you dare ask them a question and are 0% helpful.

    Fingers crossed your package makes it.

    This pie is totally the perfect way to cheer up OMG PB COOKIE PIE AHHHHH I LOVE I LOVE I LOOOOVE.
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  39. ugh! Your post office sounds about as useless as mine! I always dread going there, the workers are so unfriendly. This pie would make everything better though…I’m pinning it and I can’t wait to make it!
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  40. This looks and sounds fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  41. This looks so yummy! I don’t like going to the post office either. Luckily the people at mine are super nice and helpful. I mailed something to Canada awhile ago and was shocked at all the complicated customs hoops I had to jump through.
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  42. I love that you put a cookie inside a crust. What an awesome idea!
    And the egg M&Ms are adorable!
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  43. I cannot even figure out a category for this..other than “dessert I would like to be stranded on a deserted island with.” Oh man..this looks good!
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  44. This sounds and looks tempting! I may try this with my girls in a few months. Peanut butter, cookie and pie all mixed together? Yum!

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  45. Yumm!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

  46. More Crazy for Crust awesomeness!!!
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  47. Your Pi Day was a HUGE success! Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!
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  48. This looks delicious! My husband is a huge peanut butter lover, and would go nuts if I made this for him!
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  49. I am so with you when it comes to the USPS. I use them to ship the orders with our business and USUALLY it goes pretty smoothly, I can print the postage at home and they pick it up. But those few times I have to actually go into the post office?? You’re totally right, they are awful. Grumpy, no help whatsoever, I went there specifically to get boxes to mail stuff and they said “Yeah we don’t have those here, you can only get them online.” So frustrating. On a lighter note, this pie looks awesome and I’m going to make it tout suite. Thanks for letting me vent a little. :-)
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  50. Can I just say that sometimes I secretly want to punch USPS workers in the neck? Ooops…guess it’s not a secret any more! :)

    This pie is AWESOMESAUCE, Dorothy! I’m making one for Easter dessert!
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