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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

Close up shot of chocolate pecan oatmeal cookie pie with ice cream and chocolate sauce on top

Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Pie

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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
Yield 8 servings


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9” pie plate with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • Press cookie dough into prepared pan. Bake for about 20-24 minutes, until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • 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!
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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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.

Last Updated on September 20, 2019

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 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!!!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 

  9. 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!