Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie

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Have you ever eaten a dessert and had it change your life? This dessert did that for me.

Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie - an easy oatmeal cookie filled with chocolate and pecans then baked in a pie plate.

Okay, so maybe “changing my life” is a little bit of a stretch. What I should have said is “made me fat” because that’s how it changed my life.

You guys, I ate way too much of this Oatmeal Cookie Pie myself. Way. Too. Much. Because it’s that good. Like I said, life changing.

In my defense, Jordan did help me eat some of it. And what’s a girl to do when she bakes a warm, gooey oatmeal cookie in a pie plate, a cookie that’s filled with chocolate and pecans, and then she tops it with ice cream and takes photos? Just let it sit? Or attack it with a fork?

(If you didn’t say “attack it with a fork” I don’t know if we can be friends anymore.)

Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie - an easy oatmeal cookie filled with chocolate and pecans then baked in a pie plate.

Because really. Look at that cookie: would you have been able to walk away from it?

Now, I gotta say, I love me some oatmeal cookies and this recipe is no different than this one, only it’s baked in a pie plate instead of mini muffin pans. But something about adding chocolate chips and pecans makes this absolutely magical. Also, eating it warm and gooey just from the oven?

Pure heaven on a fork.

That all said, what made took this cookie pie over the top was the ice cream. Because all cookie pies should be served warm and with delicious ice cream, don’t you think?

A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Safeway test kitchens in Pleasanton, California. I love Safeway (y’all should know that by now) and it’s where I shop a majority of the time.

The event was put on to showcase Safeway’s new Open Nature Super Premium Ice Cream. We got to go behind the scenes, make ice cream sundaes, learn about the Open Nature brand (it’s completely natural, nothing added or modified) and taste amazing ice cream.

My favorite flavor hands down was the Salted Caramel Butter Pecan. Butter pecan is my favorite ice cream flavor anyway and then they added salted caramel to the mix. The salty/sweet/creamy flavor combo is so good I could have eaten an entire pint.

Literally the day I got home, this happened:

open nature ice cream

And then I ate half the pint because clearly they made a mistake when creating the “number of servings in package” on the label and it’s a one serve container.

So I decided I needed to make something with the rest of the ice cream. So, you know, I could eat the rest of the pint and a cookie pie too.


Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie - an easy oatmeal cookie filled with chocolate and pecans then baked in a pie plate.

This Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie is a show-stopper dessert. It’s one of those things that’s so easy to make but is so decadent everyone will oooh and aaaah over it.

Really, anything you serve warm with ice cream pooling all over the top will get some ooohs and aaahs but this? Takes the pie.

The cookie is a basic, easy recipe. Butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar give it the base. It’s soft from the egg and the oatmeal and the added cinnamon, chocolate, and pecans give the cookie a great texture and flavor.

Then, when you add your favorite ice cream, the pie goes to a whole new level. (Who’d have thought I’d ever say that about something without a crust?!)

This is best served warm, with ice cream, and eaten straight from the pan. You can bake it ahead of time and reheat it before serving. You can serve it as slices or not, up to you. If you prefer individual servings, try baking 1/4 cupfuls of dough in muffin pans. Top with a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got a perfect after dinner treat.

I highly suggest using a salted caramel flavored ice cream. The two flavors, salted caramel and oatmeal, go together magically.

Then you can try and stop at just a few bites. Yeah, good luck with that!

Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie

Seriously, you guys. Make this cookie pie! And top it with that ice cream if you can find it. #perfection

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Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie

An oatmeal cookie filled with chocolate and pecans and baked in a pie plate. Serve with salted caramel ice cream for an amazing flavor combo!

Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Ice cream and chocolate sauce for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9” pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and salt. Slowly beat in flour. Mix in oats. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  3. Press cookie dough into prepared pan. Bake for about 20-24 minutes, until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool at least 20 minutes before serving. Slice and serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce or just heap it all on the full pie and eat with a fork. Ice cream suggestion: something salted caramel goes wonderfully with the flavors of the cookie!

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I’m honored that Safeway sent me on a trip to their test kitchens. This post was not sponsored, but I love Safeway and enjoyed seeing behind the scenes and wanted to share my experience with you.

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  1. You must have had a blast in the test kitchens, Dorothy! What a great experience. I’m totally drooling over this cookie pie. Oatmeal cookies are definitely in my top three favorite types of cookies. Now, you’re going to go a set further and add this delicious sounding ice cream to it? HEAVENLY!

  2. It looks amazing and if you’re saying it’s a life-changer, then after ALL these desserts and all these years, it’s special 🙂 I know that feeling. And…same wavelength. Over the weekend I was working on oatmeal bars and while mine don’t have nuts or chocolate or ice cream, eerily similar recipes. Not posting it for a few weeks…whew 🙂

  3. So pretty much this entire dessert would not make it for more than an hour with me. I’d be all stuffed and sugared up and still sticking my fork in for more. Not a pretty sight, Dorothy. And with that ice cream? Holy heck. I cannot promise any level of self-control.
    Sounds like you had fun on your trip! Or trips? I’ve lost count. You’ve been doing way too many cool things lately!

  4. Oh I love the sound of a oatmeal cookie pie, Dorothy! This looks incredible! Totally craving this for breakfast, too. Pinned!

  5. This looks so good, that gooey center makes me want to dive in with my fork right now!! 

  6. All desserts are life (um, WAIST) changing! 🙂 This one looks incredible!

  7. Wow I could NOT make this for my own safety- I’d devour the entire thing in totally record time! This has basically everything I love in it (especially those pecans). 

  8. Life changing desserts are my fave things in the world.  They become the only thing in life you can thing about!  And I will be thinking about this all week.  Amazing!

  9. LOVE this cookie, Dorothy! Loving all the chocolate and that salted caramel butter pecan ice cream sounds AMAZING! 😀 Thanks for sharing! 

  10. You really had no choice but to eat it, obviously.  You can’t waste something like that after taking the pics!  That looks amazing, it definitely would have been hard to stop eating it after a normal serving amount!  🙂

  11. This oatmeal cookie pie does look life changing!  I love that gooey center! Oatmeal desserts are my favorite since I can totally justify them as a healthy breakfast right? Looks so amazing! <3

  12. My life is changed just looking at it. So ya. I believe you. 

  13. Dorothy, this pie is EXACTLY what I was craving last night! You totally read my mind! It looks absolutely INCREDIBLE! Seriously can’t wait to make this, everything else can wait! ; )

  14. Looks fab!! I want to try it now 🙂

  15. I think I would be upset if I heard you DIDN’T attack this with a fork! It sounds so good especially with that ice cream! Yum.

  16. Oh my gosh, what else could you have done but attack if with a fork?! I mean, I’m almost diving into my screen over here. This looks too good!

  17. Cookie pies are the best! And everything is better with salted caramel butter pecan ice cream on top. EVERYTHING! I love imagining you and Jordan going at it with 2 forks 🙂

  18. This oatmeal cookie pie looks crazy good!!  I love anything with ice cream and this all natural ice cream looks even better!  I bet that was pretty neat to be behind the scenes!  Pinned!!

  19. Can’t wait for this cookie pie to change my life, too–hehe, just bookmarked it to make sometime soon! Thanks for sharing this!

  20. GAH!! You’re right…this cookie pie does look LIFE CHANGING!! 🙂 Just…YUM. And I know I won’t stop craving it until I make it…so I’m just going to go for it!

  21. One of my favorite posts. Loved the “life changing” metaphor. I have so many favorite desserts that are changing my life too. And rationalizing a cookie pie as an excuse to do something with ice cream. I do that a lot, but still think it’s genius. 

  22. There is no shame in eating the whole thing! This cookie pie looks amazing!

  23. Yummmmm!  This looks dangerously good (as in, attack it with a big spoon, not a fork!).

  24. Oh. my. goodness.  Seriously.  That’s all the words I can manage. 😉

  25. What do you mean no crust?? Isn’t the cookie one giant crust? lol
    And it must be one serving since it’s just one cookie, right?

  26. how’s a girl supposed to NOT eat dessert when this dessert crosses my path…#fatpantsforever

  27. WOW. That’s all I have to say about this cookie pie.. 

  28. I am now having to make this so it can change my life I just devoured it with my eyes.. Cross that off I have to make 2 so I can have at least 3/4 of one to myself! Yum! 

  29. If you want to make the individual muffin cup ones do they bake for the same amount of time?

  30. I can see why you ate so much of this, I’d have a hard time sharing!

  31. Ok, so I would totally attack this cookie and not be able to stop!!!  Holy cow!!!  And that ice cream…dying is what is happening right now.  How fun that you got to visit their kitchens and see all the fun behind the scenes!

  32. I imagine this was like that scene from Sex and the City, where Miranda eats, leaves and keeps coming back and eats an entire chocolate cake?! girl, I would have done the same thing. First off. .  a chocolate pecan oatmeal big ass cookie?!!! and the salted caramel butter pecan ice cream?!!!!! oh my gawd, I want it ALL!!!!! love this! 

  33. This warm, gooey oatmeal cookie looks yummy! “life changing” desserts are always the best!

    This will go on my to do list for sure. Pinned!

  34. Yum – warm cookie pies with ice cream on top is the BEST! This looks super tasty!! Pinned 🙂

  35. Life-changing indeed! That’s how I feel about that ice cream. It’s amazing! And this cookie pie? Even better. I love the combination of flavors and textures happening here. I totally wish I had some for lunch! 

  36. I have always wanted to see their test kitchens! Bet it was a lot of fun girl and this pie, I need this in my belly asap!

  37. I have been waiting for a recipe like this that does not use a skillet! Because I only have a small skillet, and that clearly would not work for the amount of cookie that would be required. But pie plate? Why didn’t I think of that? I want to make this right now. I keep saying I am going to stop eating sugar. Then I come here. What’s a girl to do?

  38. Oh I would DEFINITELY be attacking with a fork! Looks delicious!!

  39. I am so glad you thought of making a skillet cookie in a pie pan! ( and such a mouth watering one too!) So obvious, yet I sure didn’t think of it. 🙂 I have been sighing over skillet recipes for ages, because I don’t have a skillet. My skillet/pie pan debut will be this amazing cookie! Thank, Dorothy!

  40. Okay, so on the one hand I wish we lived closer….and on the other hand I’m so glad we DON’T! I would not be able to resist all your delicious treats!!!!

  41. Cookie pie and ice cream. I love the way you think. =) And yeah, they really need to change those ice cream serving sizes. Completely unrealistic. 

  42. I think a pint of ice cream is one serving 🙂

  43. This looks heavenly!! I so want to face plant right into that cookie pie!! 

  44. Naaaaaah! I don’t want to attack it with a fork.  I want to smash my face in it!  Gosh I’m drooling over here.  I’m so pinning this!

  45. WOOOOOOOOOOOAH! I need all of this. Right now. In my belly. This looks INCREDIBLE. I’ve always wanted to make a cookie pie before, they look sooo beautiful, and yours looks especially amazing! I love the pictures and the way the ice cream is slowly melting into all of the cookie deliciousness – divine!

  46. I MUST HAVE THAT ICE CREAM! oh em gee it’s all my dreams come true, especially on top of this amazing cookie pie!!

    attack with a fork, all the way!

  47. In the oven now!   FYI- You forgot cinnamon in the written directions.   

  48. I would like to maPut this recipe in multiple 6″ cast iron skillets. How much dough should I put in each skillet?  Thanks!

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