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Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

On the 4th of July, our neighbors invited us on their family hike to Willow Lake. Every year they go on the same hike to celebrate the 4th.  We were thrilled when they invited us to join them. It isn’t a long hike, but a beautiful one. They told us we didn’t need to bring anything, but I baked pie plate chocolate chip toffee cookies to share with the group.

We had perfect weather for the hike-clear blue skies, sunshine, and a nice cool breeze. The Utah mountains are abnormally green this summer. We passed through meadows of lush green plants and trees. There were also bursts of color from various wildflowers growing along the hiking trail. It was nice to soak in mother nature’s tremendous beauty.

When we passed the lake, we found a nice little spot to have a picnic lunch. We brought fruit, sandwiches, crackers and hummus, the usual picnic fare, but our friends made hot mac n’ cheese and noodles with their camping cooking equipment. I was impressed. Who said you couldn’t have a hot meal on top of a mountain? I don’t camp, so I guess I’m not aware of the possibilities:) When we finished eating lunch, I passed around the pie plate chocolate chip toffee cookies. Everyone grabbed one with a smile.

These pie plate cookies are simple to make. The cookie dough gets pressed into a pie plate, you don’t have to bother scooping out individual cookies. I cut the cookies into wedges and packed them in a tupperware for our hike. They travel well and everyone loves chocolate chip and toffee-especially in cookie form. These pie plate cookies were the perfect sweet ending to our hike.

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Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Yield: 10

Cook Time: 27-30 minutes


1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits or chopped up Heath bars
Additional toffee bits or Heath chunks for topping


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until blended. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a standard mixer, add the butter and brown sugar. Beat with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat until blended.

4. On low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix just until the flour is incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and toffee. Mix until just combined.

5. Scrape the dough into the prepared pie plate. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle additional toffee over the dough.

6. Bake for 27-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.

7. Cut cookies into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

*Note-feel free to try other mix ins-butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, M&M's etc. These pie plate cookies are also great with ice cream.

Adapted from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

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71 Responses to “Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies”

  1. Rosa — July 12, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    An amazing cookie recipe!



  2. Erica — July 12, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    What a great, easy recipe! You could make a great cookie cake out of these too but just adding a little frosting message on top. The hike sounds like fun. I love hiking &camping. We haven’t gone in a while.

  3. Joanne — July 12, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    These look like the perfect sustenance/treat after a long hike! What a delicious thing to bring with you.

  4. Amanda — July 12, 2010 @ 5:23 am

    These look wonderful Maria :) I’ve made brownies this way too, the presentation is impressive and so simple!

  5. How To Eat A Cupcake — July 12, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    There’s just something about baking cookie dough in a pie plate that makes it that much more delicious!

  6. kat — July 12, 2010 @ 5:41 am

    Now that’s a healthy serving of cookie!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 12, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    I need one of those! It is the perfect size for me. :)

  8. Cookiepie — July 12, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    Yum! Those look great, and I love the simplicity of the pie plate!

  9. allison [a for aubergine] — July 12, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    right now, i am imagining dipping the above slice in ice-cold milk! mmmm! 😀

  10. Jenny Flake — July 12, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    Looks awesome Maria! I’d love some of these today!!

  11. Fuji Mama — July 12, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    I love the idea of baking cookies in a pie plate. Genius! And what a time saver!

  12. I can just imagine how this tastes with a large scoop of homemade ice cream on top!

  13. SLCFoodie — July 12, 2010 @ 7:20 am

    scrumptious!!! I bet with a oversized scoop of vanilla ice cream these would be out of this world!

  14. Tiffany — July 12, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    easy-peasy! what a fun way to make a cookie even more special!

  15. Sara — July 12, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    Great idea! I agree with others, ice cream on top would be fabulous.

  16. Becky O. — July 12, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    I need to hike in the SLC area. I just love Utah hiking. These would be such a treat in the beautiful outdoors. This recipe looks yummy.

    …I’m headed over to vote right now!

  17. Emily — July 12, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    This looks great! I love the idea of making cookies and not having to scoop them out, this is so much simpler. I’ll definitely be trying these.

  18. These look so delicious! Portion control would definitely be a problem for me with this recipe… :-)

  19. Pam — July 12, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    What a delicious recipe! I just went and voted for you – good luck.

  20. pigpigscorner — July 12, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    I want this with some ice-cream!

  21. Benjamin Frear — July 12, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Your description of the hike makes me almost as jealous as the photo of the cookies :)

  22. Bridgett — July 12, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    What an ultra-sweet treat! This would be perfect with some ice cream.

  23. Melissa — July 12, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    That is one of my favorite cookie recipes, except I press mine into a tart pan w/ a removable bottom. Never put the toffee in there either, just have done good old fashion chocolate chip.

    Sounds like a wonderful hike. My husband and I used to hike in various areas around SE Idaho and N/NE Utah every weather permitting weekend. Logan Canyon is our favorite hike.

    Not only do I love reading your because of the food, I also enjoy hearing about the goings on, weather, etc. in that neck of the woods. So, thank you! I miss it so!

    Off to vote!

  24. sweetlife — July 12, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    great pie, cookie, combo, yum


  25. pamela — July 12, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

    These look fantastic and super simple! Thanks for a great idea.

  26. Alison — July 12, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    These look so good! I can see I would get into some big trouble being around these! Love your posts as always!

    • twopeas replied: — July 12th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks Alison!

  27. Eliana — July 12, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    What a genius idea. As if cookie making wasn’t easy enough – this really takes the cake and looks super delicious.

  28. Sarah — July 12, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    I think I shall make this for our treat tonight. Thanks for the idea!

  29. Dana — July 12, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    What a great idea. Sometimes I am in the mood for cookies but not in the mood to shape them individually. And toffee… Yum.

  30. grace — July 12, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    the pie aspect is fun, but it’s the presence of those amazing toffee pieces that grabs me and won’t let go. good stuff, maria. :)

  31. Memoria — July 12, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    This looks yummy!!!

  32. Cookin' Canuck — July 12, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    What a fun recipe! I’m sure that they tasted even better in the gorgeous setting.

  33. Emily — July 12, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    Yum yum these look so good. I better try this recipe soon. I remember having chocolate chip cookie cake a lot when I was growing up.

  34. I love this! I used to adore the “cookie cakes” when I was a kid, and this reminds me of those. I might have to make this for next weekend!

  35. Sharlene — July 12, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    I love this! Cookie pie!

  36. Heather — July 12, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    This pie looks wonderful! I love cookies so a cookie pie sounds delicious. I’m sure even better with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Great post Maria!

  37. El — July 12, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    This looks great. You always make the best desserts. Congrats on your nomination.

  38. Laura — July 12, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

    These look so fantastic! Going on my to-do list for sure. :)

  39. Kathy Diaz (found baking) — July 12, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    This reminds me of the pizookie! Looks yummy and what a fun way to bake cookies… in a pie plate and cut into wedges!

  40. clumbsycookie — July 13, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    Just imagine serving a dessert on that “plate”!!!!

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