Cake Batter Cookie Pie

Today is a very special day. It’s a day for Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Pie!

Cake Batter Cookie Pie!! This easy pie recipe is a giant cake batter cookie made from scratch in a pie crust!

Birthdays are a big deal to me. They always have been. When I was a kid, birthdays were big events and they still are for me today. No matter who is having a birthday in the family, I want to make sure the day is super special.

Today, there’s a birthday in my family. It’s not me (that’s tomorrow, actually!) and it’s not even a person. A thing is having a birthday and I’m celebrating big-time today.

(Actually, I’m sitting on an airplane coming home from a food blogging conference. But I’m celebrating in spirit!)

Okay, so long story short: Crazy for Crust is having her birthday today. She’s 5!!

Cake Batter Cookie Pie

I celebrate my blog birthday every year because I think of the birth of my blog as the birth of the true and real me. Writing this blog has made me figure out who I am, what I want to do with my life, and it’s instilled a confidence in me I didn’t know I had.

I spent several adult years in a job (teaching) that I’d thought all my life would be my passion but it wasn’t. Then I spent 5 years as a stay-at-home mom who should not have been a stay-at-home mom. Really, I was not cut out for that, emotionally, but I did it because I didn’t want to go back to teaching and I didn’t have very many other options. (Long story.)

Then Jordan started Kindergarten and I started this blog. And I feel like the life I have now began.

This year, my blog would be starting Kindergarten. What’s that saying? “All I really need to know about life, I learned in Kindergarten?”

All I really need to know about life, I learned blogging:

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Pie Recipe

Share everything (on social media over and over and over).

Don’t take things that aren’t yours (recipe stealers suck).

Wash your hands before you bake (duh).

Warm cookies and milk are good for you (again, duh).

Live a balanced life (um, still working on that one).

Learn some and think some and be creative (blogging is like learning a new language and all things creative all in one).

Take a nap every afternoon (because, hey, we work from home so we can).

And finally, Look (be present, look around you, life is what you make it).

Blogging has taught me lots of things. Namely, how to be me.

And it’s also taught me that I like Cake Batter very, very much.

An easy Cake Batter Cookie Pie Recipe!

I think this might be one of my favorite pies ever. This one is a close second, and it’s not very different from this cake batter version.

It’s a giant funfetti cake batter cookie in a pie crust. IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER?

(Just agree with me, mmkay? It’s my blog’s birthday.)

The dough for the cookie is based off of my favorite blondie recipe. I used a combination of brown and granulated sugars to give it more of a sugar cookie like flavor, but the brown sugar gives it a rich tone like a normal blondie has.

There is no actual cake batter or mix in this cookie. It’s a giant from-scratch cookie that gets it’s cake batter flavor from butter extract. They sell butter extract at most grocery stores nowadays and I’ve used it in so many funfetti recipes. It just adds that cake-like flavor without using a mix. If you don’t want to buy the extract, just use more vanilla. Or add some almond extract. Either works just fine!

The cookie is filled with sprinkles (obvi, life is more fun with sprinkles!) as well as chocolate and vanilla chips. All of this is pressed into a pie crust. Use a packaged crust or my all butter pie crust, either will work just fine. Bake and then eat straight from the pan, warm, with a fork.

Or be responsible and use a plate. But then you need to add ice cream and more sprinkles.

This Cake Batter Cookie Pie recipe couldn't be easier to make! It's a giant cake batter cookie in a pie crust. We couldn't stop eating this pie!

Thank you to all of you for all your support these past 5 years. You guys have changed my life, and I love you all for it! I want to send an extra special sprinkle-filled thank you to the wonderful women I’ve met through blogging. This job would not be possible without any of you. ❤️

Enjoy this pie!

Did you make this recipe?

Cake Batter Cookie Pie

This Cake Batter Cookie Pie is the best of both worlds! A funfetti cake batter blondie is baked into a pie crust for the ultimate birthday dessert mashup! Served plain or with ice cream it’s the ultimate cookie pie!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (use “jimmies” for best results)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 pie crust (homemade or refrigerated)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (You can also use a hand mixer.) Cream until smooth. Add eggs and extracts and mix until smooth. Add baking powder and salt, mix, then slowly add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in sprinkles, white chocolate and milk chocolate chips.
  3. Unroll pie crust into a 9” pie plate and crimp edges as desired. Place dough into the pie plate and press to flatten. The dough is very wet, it’s helpful if you spray your hands with cooking spray or dampen them before spreading the dough evenly in pie plate.
  4. Place pie on a cookie sheet and bake for 38-44 minutes until the crust is browned and the pie is browned on top. The center will be slightly jiggly but not too much so – it’ll finish baking as it cools.
  5. Cool completely before slicing. Serve plain or with ice cream or whipped cream.
  6. Store covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes:

You can find butter extract in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. This extract is what gives the “cake batter” flavor without using cake mix. You can omit it and use 2 teaspoons of vanilla if you prefer. It’ll still taste perfect!

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55 comments

  1. Happy 5th blogiversary! What a huge milestone! Your Funfetti treat looks absolutely perfect!

  2. Happy birthday to Crazy for Crust and for you tomorrow! I can’t believe this blog is 5 years old, I started reading it in it’s early days. This pie looks AMAZING, how delicious does a funfetti cookie and a pie look together? The perfect birthday treat, pinned!x  

  3. Now that is just a crazy pie! Cookie + pie sounds like my kind of dessert combo 😀

  4. happy blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And omg that cookie pie in insane-it looks gooey and delicious and fun and happy and funfetti-licious!

  5. What a great dessert for a five year old’s birthday (or anyone, for that matter!). This looks adorable and really yummy.

  6. It looks really.. fun!

  7. Happy 5 yr Blog Birthday!!  How exciting!!  Also, happy birthday to you tomorrow!!  I love reading your blog and you are still a wonderful teacher as you have taught me so much already!!

  8. Congratulations on the accomplishment of your blog. Like you, I had a career, then became a stay-at-home mom, even though it wasn’t a great fit for me. I’ve spent a few years finding the best of both worlds, of being home, and starting my own business. I haven’t reached your level of success yet, but I’m inspired. If you ever run out of things to write about, I’d love to read the “long story” you mention. 

  9. You totally had me at “Cake Batter Cookie Pie”! I didn’t even start reading the e-mail. Knew I had to get to the recipe ASAP. But, I’m glad I read the post, too. 🙂 Congratulations on five years of blogging! Love your blog, and here’s to five more years! All the best!

  10. Oh yay Happy Birthday Crazy for Crust! And since we met that same year- Happy Anniversary to us! ❤️ That pie looks amazing and I hope you saved some for your bday tomorrow! 😘

  11. A big congrats on your success and 5 years…really proud of you.

  12. Happy birthday/anniversary Crazy for Crust!!! 🙂 And this cookie pie was GREAT! Thank you for saving me some. You’ve done a great job both in baking and writing. I’m very proud of you!
    xoxo

  13. I’m glad that you found your passion, and that it is such a good fit for your lifestyle!  You are such a great writer, photographer and baker; for 5 years you have been able to share your gifts and be happy with your work at the same time!

  14. It has been amazing to watch your blog grow and expand over the last few years that I have read it! Happy Birthday Crazy for Crust! And many more!

  15. Happy Birthday to one of the best blogs ever!  I’ve loved following along!

  16. Happy birthday to your blog. I have been following you for nearly 3years. I have always loved your personality. You are so funny. It makes me happy to read your thoughts and how you raise your daughter. May you have many more years of successful blogging.

  17. Happy Birthday Crazy for Crust!  Glad to hear all the ‘what you need know’ items from kindergarten are checked off already 🙂 

  18. Happy Birthday Dorothy!! Hope you have a SWEET day!! Totally love following your blog and your life’s journey. AND alot your recipies!!

  19. Happy 5th Birthday of your blog! And Happy Birthday for you tomorrow! 

  20. Happy birthday to your blog. And the pie looks fabulous. I’d love to eat it warm and straight from the pan, with ice cream and more sprinkles on top. Why bother with plates?

  21. Congratulations!! Happy blog birthday 🙂

  22. Happy 5 years!! I have been following your blog for more than 2 years now and absolutely love it! You are so creative and I’m so glad you found your true calling! Good luck!! 🙂

  23. Happy Birthday to Crazy for Crust!  This recipe sounds dee licious!  I can’t wait to celebrate my blog’s first year.  Since I just started, that will be next year. lol

  24. Happy Blog Birthday!!! 5 years has sure gone by fast, hasn’t it! Congratulations on all you have accomplished with Crazy for Crust! I look forward to all of your yummy posts 😀

  25. What a sweet post, and HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!  I feel like I found myself when I started my blog, too, and I never imagined I’d get so much happiness from it.  Love the looks of this cookie pie…I could go for a huge slice of it right now 🙂 🙂 

  26. Happy (early) birthday and happy birthday Crazy For Crust!! Can I have a slice of your cake since you’re a blog and can’t eat anything  😉

  27. Funfetti cookies, mmm, so good! And cookie pies are the best because you don’t have to scoop, roll, or form anything individually! 

    HAPPY BDAY!! I cannot believer you’re 5! Time flies! You are one of the most awesome people I have met blogging! Don’t know what I’d do without you 🙂 xoxoxo

  28. Woo hoo!  Congratulations on making it to blog Kindergarten.  LOL!  That is an exciting milestone…totally worthy of lots of sprinkles and cookie pies!  Love this fun cake batter flavored treat!  I wish I lived closer so we could celebrate your blog (and your) birthday together.  I am so thankful for your friendship and that blogging brought us together.  You rock, girl!!!!

  29. Hooray!!! What an awesome way to celebrate year 5! My blog is creeping up on 5 years in 2 months as well!

  30. Congrats! I consider your blog a huge success because every recipe I tried from it has been so delicious!! Coffee cake in a mug, triple lemon cupcakes, soft cutout sugar cookies☺ Btw, this cookie pie look SOOOOOOOO amazing!!

  31. Made this and it was delicious! The whole family loved it.
    You have a great website.

  32. I made myself a little birthday treat and wanted to combine a cake with a cookie, this was perfect! I was too lazy to make the crust (whoops!) so I just made the cookie in an aluminum pie pan. I cooked it about 35-40 minutes, and the inside was runny when I cut into it. I was nervous, so I baked it longer and the crust turned out crispy and the inside is soft. I wish I had realized it was still just too hot and covered it with foil or just been confident that it would firm up after it cooled down! But nonetheless, it is AMAZING, especially heated up with some vanilla ice cream! Thank your for the fantastic recipe!

  33. Can these be made as bars? And what will be the baking time?

  34. We loved this rich pie! I was wondering if you think it would work in individual portions baked in mason jar lids. They seem to be all the craze and super cute!

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