July 13, 2013

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie {made with Chips Ahoy!}


I just adore reading cookbooks... probably no shocker there, right?  And I love reading any kind of cookbook.  I swear, I'm drawn to them like a moth is to light.  Doesn't matter that I have an entire bookshelf full.  Nope.  I won't hesitate at all to buy a new one that catches my eye.

But I have an extra-special love for local cookbooks compiled, with love, by church or women's groups {or any type group, for that matter}.  And one such cookbook just so happens to be where I came across the recipe for this totally scrumptious {and easy} No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

You know, some people buy t-shirts ... or snow globes ... or magnets ... or any variety of things as souvenirs when they go on a trip or visit a new place.  Not me.  Can you guess what kind of souvenir I buy?

A cookbook.

Yes, if I purchase a souvenir from a trip, it tends to be a local cookbook put together by a local church ... or women's club ... or restaurant ... or inn ... or fundraising group.  Whatever I find that reflects the cooking style of the place.

Now this recipe isn't from a cookbook from some exotic location.  No, this one is from a fundraising groups' cookbook from right here in my backyard ~ Carolina Blessings: Recipes from Friends of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina.  And it's one of my favorites.  {Both the cookbook and the recipe!}


Though I have to admit that when I first read the recipe ... I was skeptical.  Very skeptical.

Because all you do to make this no-bake pie is dip store-bought original Chips Ahoy! cookies in milk and layer them in a prepared graham cracker crust with some Cool Whip.  And I thought ... really?  That works??

Yes, it works!

Quite wonderfully, in fact.  And it's even easier than ... well, pie.

Want to see?  Okay ... I'll be happy to show you.

First, dunk some cookies in milk ...

... and lay them in a single layer in a prepared graham cracker crust.  {Easy so far, right?  Well, it stays this easy!}


Keep going with the cookie-milk thing until the bottom of the pie is covered.


Spread on some Cool Whip ...


... and repeat.  Twice.  {Still easy!}


Then stick the pie in the refrigerator and wait for at least 8 hours ... or overnight, if you can.  {Okay, that part might be hard.}

The cookies get all soft and smooshy and friendly with the Cool whip, which ends up being soooooo good.


Who knew four simple ingredients put together to get all smooshy in a pie would be so good?  Well, apparently the 'friend' who put it in the Carolina Blessings: Recipes from Friends of the Children's Home Society of North Carolina cookbook.  Thank you, 'friend!'  I'm so glad I added this cookbook to my collection.

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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie



Ingredients
  • 1 (13 oz.) package chocolate chip cookies (original crunchy, not soft & chewy) ~ I use Chips Ahoy!
  • 1 (9 oz.) prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
Directions
  1. Set aside 2 chocolate chip cookies to crumble on top of the pie.
  2. Place milk in a measuring cup. Dunk 8 cookies, one at a time, in the milk and place in a single layer in the bottom of the graham cracker crust. (Dunk each cookie quickly or it will absorb too much milk and crumble apart on you.) Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip evenly over the cookies.
  3. Dip 10 or 11 cookies, one at a time, in the milk and place in a single layer over the Cool Whip layer. Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip evenly over the cookies. Repeat to create one more layer of cookies and one more layer of Cool Whip.
  4. Crumble the reserved 2 cookies and sprinkle on top of the pie. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

46 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun pie! Love that it is no bake! Pinned!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. Oh, it's super fun, Julie. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the pin!

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  2. Awesome quick and easy recipe! You can never go wrong with cookies and cool whip.

    Tenns
    New Mama Diaries

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    1. I agree, Tenns ... cookies and Cool Whip just can't be wrong. :-)

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  3. Oh my goodness that looks HEAVENLY!!!!!!! What a great idea, we love Chips Ahoy, and this looks absolutely delicious!!!!

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    1. It truly is a little bit of chocolate chip heaven, Maria. It's my favorite way to enjoy Chips Ahoy!

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  4. This recipe has blown my mind a little. OMG the possibilities! LOVE!

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    1. I know, right, Dorothy?? I would LOVE to see what you come up with with it ... you're always so creative! Oh, the ideas ...

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  5. Hmmmmm....Wonder what would happen if you used CHOCOLATE milk??? I just might have to try this one....

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    1. I love 'I wonders,' Carla ... try it, try it!

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  6. That looks really yummy and easy!
    KC

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  7. Ok, so...the diet will have to start tomorrow - cause I have got to try this recipe ASAP!

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  8. Oh, Yummy! I wonder what other good cookies could be used for this pie. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great idea! It looks delicious! And I love that you get cookbooks as souvenirs - how fun!

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  10. This looks like a fun recipe to get the kids involved :) Pinning right now!

    Our readers would also enjoy this Tracey, stop over and link it up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party:
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/07/super-sunday-party-6/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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    1. Most definitely one the kids would be great at making!

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  11. Oh. My. Heavens. How is this gorgeous pie just 4 ingredients AND no bake?? Yes, I am definitely making this soon!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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  12. Wow! This looks like half of the pie would be in my tummy in no time! Thanks so much for sharing! Come share it at our On Display Monday link party!

    Britney @ The Princess and Her Cowboys {dot} com

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  13. cookies and milk.....everyone's favorite....right? How can you go wrong. And my better half's favorite cookie is the original chips ahoy. With an anniversary coming up in two weeks....guess what I am making him? :) Thank you for sharing this on the linky party.....yum!

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    1. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby, Lynn!

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  14. This is also yummy using oreos dipped in milk too. You can use a prepared chocolate cookie crust or the graham cracker crust. Also, freeze the pie instead of refrigerating... so good!!

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  15. With 5 kids, this looks like a no-brainer! I just HAVE to make it! Pinned!

    Julia

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  16. This sounds awesome. I don't know if I would be able to not eat the cookies as I was dipping them into the milk.

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    1. That is indeed a challenge with this recipe, Victoria. :-)

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  17. Oh my gawd, that looks like heaven! I want to lick the screen...I can practically taste it!

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  18. This looks so simple and so yummy!

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  19. Could you use the chewy chips ahoy instead and skip the milk?

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    1. I haven't tried that ... I would think the texture would be a tad different, but I'm one that always says "Try it!" If you give it a go, please stop back by and let me know how it turns out. Enjoy!

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  20. My dad and I used to share a sleeve of Chips Ahoy and one glass of milk when I was a kid. Totally have to make this for him!

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    1. How fun, Brianne! ... such a sweet memory to have with your Dad. Hope the two of you enjoy the pie!

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  21. This is such an innovative idea! Very smart!

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  22. Oh wow! I love this!! Pinning! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  23. This looks incredibly delicious!! I love the idea of just using cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies..yum! But seen that I'm from Holland and we don't have Cool Whip or a pie crust I would use typical Dutch biscoff cookies, chocolate chips and some whipped cream..*pardonmeIjustdrooled*

    Keep up the yummy work!

    Best,Fatima

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  24. Love this and pinned it! I know just who I'm going to make this for!

    Ps- Found you on Sugar and Slice Sundays =)

    Cathi

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  25. LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!! I just shared it on my blog today {but I gave credit all to you and your blog}
    http://choresandchandeliers.blogspot.com/2013/07/chocolate-chip-cookie-pie.html

    Suzi @ chores and chandeliers
    http://choresandchandeliers.blogspot.com

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  26. I actually have that cookbook, it's full of great recipes but I've never tried this one. I used to work at CHS.
    Thanks for the reminder, I'll try this one soon

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  27. This looks so yummy. I’m going to make this for my kids. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

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  28. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #15! Thanks for showing us such an awesome post last week!

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  29. Not a big Cool Whip fan . . . wonder if I could use chocolate pudding instead? I may try it out at our next pot luck and see how it goes.

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  30. Oh man, this was awesome!!! SO simple! Just won me first place at our annual dessert competition at work!

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  31. What a wonderful recipe - I absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait to give it a whirl. Thank you for sharing

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  32. OH.MY.GOODNESS! My mind is spinning with all the options! Such an amazing idea. LOVE it!

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  33. Love it! So simple! My kids would love putting this together and then eating it! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party. {knuckle bumps}

    Did you know that I can "lend" your blog posts my Google page rank for better search engine traffic? {fabulous}

    If you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room, you'll be in business!
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  35. Has anyone tried making this WITHOUT dunking the cookies in milk? I'm wondering if the cookies would just get soft anyway with the Cool Whip?!?

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  36. OH, HEAVENLY!!!!!!! What a great idea, we love Chips Ahoy, and this looks absolutely delicious!!!!

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