Happy Cookie Pie Making!

It takes a village to make cookie pies! I had these girls over as part of my Little Nerd Workshop, and it reminded me how different young girls can be versus boys.  These gems – whose names I’m withholding for anonymity’s sake – each excelled in their own unique way. It was truly a pleasure to watch unfold.

Cookie PieJC, who is definitely a left-brain thinker, honed in her quantitative skills and carefully made sure that each measurement was as precise as the last. The courteous little LL made sure that the cookie pies had an equal number of M&Ms, and that each had a perfect even finish. The attention to detail! The scientist, CD, marveled at the entire process from beginning to end, ensuring the recipe was strictly adhered to. DK made sure that everyone was smiling and laughing during the whole thing, the little comedian-in-training.

I’m not saying that girls are inherently better bakers, but these scientist and mathematicians-in-training were all-naturals in the kitchen!  This dough is measured in a 1/4 cup, and then pushed into the muffin tin.  Then, sprinkle the M&Ms atop, and it is ready to be popped in the oven.  The toughest part of these cookie pies is finding muffin top pans.  They sell them on Amazon for a great price.

Cookie Pie

The girls slipped them into glassine bags and off these pink-n-red M&M dotted pies went!

Happy Cookie Pie Makin’

Credits: Kelley Check Moore, the incredible cookie master, thank you for gifting me these sweet pies, years ago.

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

M&M Cookie Pie

By TheSweetNerd  

March 5, 2016

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 1 dozen


8 oz unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 ¾ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

12 ounces chocolate chips

M&M topping

Special Equipment - Muffin Top Pans


1Dries: Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2Wet: Beat eggs and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.

3Base: In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Next, add eggs and vanilla.

4Gradually, add dries into the base until it is near incorporated. Then add chocolate chips. Once incorporated.

5Divide out dough into 1/4 cup increments and place in muffin top pan.

6Scoop ¼ cup of dough into muffin top pan. Now, press M&Ms onto pressed cookies.

7Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until edges turn golden brown.

Recipe is from Picky Palate @ www.picky-palate.com/2010/05/10/xxl-mm-chocolate-chip-cookies/


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