Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cookie Pie

5 from 10 votes

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If you’re looking for easy cookie recipes, the Platter Talk Kids are here for the rescue. 12-year-old twins Nate and Asher put these together for a farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago and once you try their recipe I think you too will agree: These just may be the best chocolate chip cookies, ever!

Chocolate chips cookies on cooling rack

These chewy chocolate chip cookies just may be the best cookies you’ve ever tasted.

About these

Our guys have put this easy cookie recipe together a few times now and each time they make them the whole family is amazed at their big chocolate flavor and chewy goodness.

The twins found this recipe from Betty Crocker but like their dads they are learning to make small tweaks here and there to take a good recipe and make it even better.

A close up of a cup, with Chocolate chip cookie

Is there anything better than milk and cookies? I think not.

Cookies or pie, the choice is yours

Even a small change can have a big impact on the simplest of recipes. It’s not just the ingredients that can change a recipe though, it’s the form as well. Case in point, the Platter Talk kids have been known to turn this easy cookie recipe into a cookie pie. Holy delicious magic! [caption id="attachment_21354" align="aligncenter" width="750"]

Wedge of chocolate chip cookie pie with scoop of ice cream on plate

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe made into a pie!

Whether in the form of a cookie or a pie, this is one easy chocolate chip cookie recipe that you have to try. Ice cream is always optional if you go with the pie form and the same holds true for dunking. Both are highly recommended by our panel of kid and parent experts. [caption id="attachment_21355" align="aligncenter" width="680"]

Chocolate chip cookies stacked on plate

Read the recipe below to find out what makes these the best chocolate chip cookies, ever!

Easy recipes for kids

This easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies is perfect for the novice or expert baker. Our boy are crossing that line, at the ripe old age of 12. In fact, here are a few more recipes that our kids have made that you are sure to enjoy.

4 kids at table selling cookies

The Platter Talk Kids at a recent farmer’s market.


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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 10 votes
This easy cookies recipe can be made by both kids and adults alike and feature the tastes of big chocolate in a sweet, chewy homemade cookie.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 24


  • 3/4 cup granualted sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, We prefer Ghiradelli


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.  Using a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, butter, vanilla and egg. Fold in flour, baking soda and salt. If using a stand mixer, mix on low setting.
  • Using ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Allow to cool slightly and place on wire rack.


Place cookie dough on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper for fast and easy transfer to the wire rack when the cookies come out of the oven.
To make these cookies into a chocolate chip cookie pie, simply place dough in a large cast-iron skillet. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the center.


Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 24mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Cake pan of chocolate chip cookies with wedge and ice cream on plate
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Meet the Platter Talk Guys

Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    Chocolate chip cookie pie sounds delicious. I would love to end the day with a slice of this!

  2. 5 stars
    Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie and wow, even better in a pie! I think this is what I’ll be making for my son as a housewarming treat! Quick, easy and delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    There is nothing better than a delicious chocolate chip cookie. I have two boys and they love baking. I will make the cookies and that amazing pie with them this weekend. Definitely a fun (and incredibly delicious) project to do with them.

  4. 5 stars
    I love this idea of a chocolate chip cookie pie. Since I love chocolate chip cookies, I am sure I will love this pie. Looks so delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    Its so great that the kiddos have taken an interest in cooking/baking as well! Such a great basic skill all should have! Love that you guys are encouraging it. And these cookies… well I think me and my boys are going to give them a try this weekend!

    1. Thanks, Angel; it’s a lot of fun for all of us – especially they are not learning how to clean up! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites! These looks so chewy and delicious and the cookie pie topped with ice cream looks absolutely decadent!

    1. Thanks, Deb! Our guys do a terrific job in the kitchen and as a bonus, these tasty treats freeze well!