Samoas Cookie Pie

Samoa Pie — This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It’s layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

Samoa Pie

Addicting Samoa Pie Recipe

Growing up, I was a Girl Scout and I was great at ‘selling’ cookies. I would literally polish off a box of Samoas after school while doing my homework. Chock up another ‘sale’ my parents had to chip in for.

Thin Mints and Samoas are my favorite Girl Scout cookies and since I already have a fast, easy, no-bake, and foolproof Thin Mints recipe, it was time to tackle Samoas. The textures and flavors are all there in this giant Samoa pie. Gooey, chewy, sticky, sweet, and wonderful. Dare I say this may even be better than the real thing?

It’s a fast, easy, no-mixer recipe that comes together in minutes and there’s nothing fussy about it. Making individual Samoa cookies is way too labor-intensive and this giant cookie pie is the opposite.

I made a simple stir-together dough for the crust before topping it with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, salted caramel, and a final chocolate drizzle. You can use homemade salted caramel or your favorite store-bought brand. I like salted caramel because the slight saltiness cuts through some of the sweetness but regular caramel sauce is fine.

Since I didn’t dip the bottom of this giant cookie in chocolate like traditional Samoas Girl Scout cookies, I added chocolate chips underneath the coconut layer, a la Seven Layer Bars, and there’s chocolate drizzled on top. You can never have too much chocolate.

The cookie base is soft, chewy, dense, and the perfect support system for the chocolate, coconut, and salted caramel that gets piled on. With this recipe, it’s Girl Scout cookie season year-round. Dangerous.

slice of Samoa Pie on white plate

What’s in This Samoa Pie?

To make this Samoa cookie pie, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sweetened shredded coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Salted caramel sauce

Samoa Pie

How to Make Samoa Pie

Whisk together the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla before stirring in the flour and salt. Turn the batter into a greased pie dish and bake until the edges firm up slightly and the center is a little set. 

Remove the pie crust from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Then, sprinkle on the shredded coconut, followed by the sweetened condensed milk and salted caramel sauce. Return the Samoa pie to the oven and bake until there’s some bubbling near the edge of the dish and the center has dried out some and looks set. 

Once the cookie pie is out of the oven, let it cool slightly before drizzling with melted chocolate. You’ll then need to let the Samoa pie set for a good 4 hours, as it needs time to fully set up. 

Here’s a video on how to make Samoa pie:

How to Store Samoa Pie

This Samoa cookie pie will stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature if store in a sealed container. You can also store it for up to 6 months (I store it by slicing it into small wedges, wrapping each wedge individually in plastic wrap, and putting those in a large zip-top bag).

Can I Use Regular Caramel Sauce? 

Yes, you can use regular or salted caramel sauce for this cookie pie recipe. Use whichever you have on hand! 

Samoa Pie next to two slices of pie on white plates

Tips for Making a Samoa Pie

You’ll use about two-thirds of a standard 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. Just eyeball it because it’s way too sticky to measure. The leftover portion can be used in coffee, iced coffee, no-bake truffles, or just eat it with a spoon.

Also, you need to watch your pie like a hawk during the last 10 minutes of baking. The coconut, caramel, and sweetened condensed milk are all prone to burning, so it’s better to under bake than over bake if you’re unsure.

Finally, you MUST let this Samoa pie cool for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving it. If you try to slice the pie immediately, you’ll have a literal hot mess on your hands and it’ll be impossible to eat a slice. 

Samoas Cookie Pie - Move over Girl Scout Cookies! The flavor in this easy, giant cookie is 100% spot-on!! Hello year-round cookie season!!

Samoas Cookie Pie

Samoas Cookie Pie

This Samoa pie tastes even better than the Girl Scout cookies you grew up eating! It's layered with caramel sauce, chocolate, and shredded coconut. YUM!

Yield: one 9-inch pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, loosely laid in measuring cup (not packed)
  • two-thirds of one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (about 10 ounces)
  • 4 to 5 ounces salted caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought, regular caramel sauce may be substituted)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzling

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9-inch pie dish very well with cooking spray; set aside.
    2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
    3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
    4. Add the flour, salt, and stir until just combined; don’t overmix.
    5. Turn batter out into prepared pie dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until edges firm up slightly and center will have begun to set up a bit. It’s by no means done, but pie will be returned to oven to bake another 25 minutes or so.
    6. Remove pie dish from oven, and evenly sprinkle 3/4 cup chocolate chips over the crust.
    7. Evenly sprinkle the coconut.
    8. Evenly drizzle the sweetened condensed milk (just eyeball it).
    9. Evenly drizzle the caramel sauce (just eyeball it).
    10. Return pan to oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until there’s slightly bubbling near the edge of dish and the center has dried out some and looks more set. Cookie pie will firm up more as it cools. In the last 10 minutes of baking, watch it like a hawk because the coconut, caramel, and sweetened condensed milk will all be prone to burning; better to underbake than overbake if you’re unsure.
    11. Allow pie to cool in dish on a wire rack while you melt the chocolate for drizzling by adding 3/4 cup chocolate chips to a small microwave-safe bowl and heat to melt, about 1 minute on high power. Stop to check and stir and heat in 10-second increments until chocolate can be stirred smooth.
    12. Using a spoon (or pastry bag or ziptop bag with corner cut off if you want to be fancier but I didn’t bother), evenly drizzle the chocolate in long vertical lines, parallel to each other, spaced about 1/2-inch apart. Pie doesn’t have to be cooled to add the chocolate drizzle.
    13. Allow pie to continue to cool on wire rack for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before slicing and serving. Don’t slice too early because chocolate drizzle needs to set and interior of pie needs to firm up or you’ll have a literal hot mess.

Notes

Pie is best fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. I store it by slicing into small wedges, wrapping each wedge individually in plasticwrap, and putting those in a large ziptop bag.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 682 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 232mg Carbohydrates: 95g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 74g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g

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120 comments on “Samoas Cookie Pie”

  1. I am making this now! It is Pi Day (3/14) and this came across my Facebook page , I have it in the oven now…Can’t wait until tomorrow when I can eat it!

  2. This looks wonderful. I live at 5000′ feet…. any suggestions on baking time changes? This will be a hit at the annual fire department bbq fundraiser in September. Thanks for sharing this with the world.

    • Being that I have never baked at altitude I don’t have any suggestions. I would make the changes you would normally make, in a general sense, when you’re baking. Test it out too obviously before the BBQ and good luck!

    • The altitude adjustments are needed when something needs to rise and has something like yeast or baking powder in it. It shouldn’t affect this  yummy looking pie. I live at an altitude as well, so have adjusted other types of recipes

  3. I would like to double this in a 9×13. Any thoughts on changes to the recipe or baking time?

    • I haven’t done it that way so really can’t comment. I would probably double the recipe and make as indicated, keeping the same baking times, but this is purely a guess and I have no idea….

  4. Samoas are my favorite too! And this pie looks so good. If only someone else in my family liked coconut…of course I suppose I could just eat it all by myself… (bad idea?) Haha.

  5. Is the total baking time almost an hour? That seems long for a cookie/pie. Also, it says to let it sit for 4 hours before indulging; is this true?

    • Yes because the batter is gooey/wet and there are many layers involved, that is correct.

      You can cut into it as soon as you want but you’ll probably burn yourself and it won’t be set properly and will likely fall apart and be very messy.

  6. Everything I’ve made from you is FABulous!! This pie is no different. Thank you, Averie, for providing endless deliciousness!

  7. Goodness Gracious is this delicious! Easy recipe and exceptional results. The star of the potluck!

  8. I am making this for an early Christmas dinner tomorrow. I’ve seen it all over Facebook and basically start drooling every time I see it. Can’t wait to make it!

  9. This looks heavenly ! Can I put this in my fridge to set faster?

  10. Hi There :) I just made this. Looks delicious, but I plan on serving tomorrow for New Year’s. Can i just cover in foil and leave on the counter overnight? Or would you recommend refridgerating?

  11. I made this 2 weeks in row. My guests were in loveeeee. Me too! So so so good. Thank you!

  12. This turned out perfect! I did have to pull it out at 20 minutes instead of 25 because I didn’t want the Sweetened Condensed Milk to burn on the edges. It bubbled like lava! I wished I would have maybe broiled it for a minute to get the center a bit more ‘caramelized’. I made this because I don’t have any Girl Scouts near me and this sure filled the bill for the Samoa Cookie. My husband said that it’s better than the cookies! I for sure will make it again. Thanks. Wished I could post a picture but I did post to my facebook with the recipe.

  13. What are the pie dish measurements exactly. I know you said a 9-inch pie dish.

  14. I did make this in a glass pie plate, which may be relevant, but the cookie layer I thought was too thick and soft. I would have liked it to have a little crispness. The top layer was awesome, but I did use UNsweetened coconut flakes, not sweetened. I think those actually worked better because they are more crunchy. If I make again, I will halve the cookie part – maybe it was just too thick?

    Rating: 4
  15. Put a pan underneath the pie plate, because it will run over the edges. Still looks great though, and can’t wait to taste it!

  16. Hi Averie,
    I love your recipes!!!!
    By accident I used a smaller pie dish (the alluminumn ones you can get at the store) so I think I put too much in one pie. I mean I love my stuff gooey and sometimes underbaked, but I got nervous because of the smaller pan and not sure if it’s cooked as it’s SUPER gooey. I guess I’ll try baking them a big more. My kids were fighting so o got distracted with the time lol.
    Thanks for your awesome recipes !!

  17. It was DELICIOUS! I also used the homemade caramel recipe and it turned out beautifully. One of the rare times caramel has met all of my expectations. I am about to make this for the third time and I tell everyone how delicious both recipes are.

    Rating: 5
  18. I’ve made the Samoa Cookie pievthree times now and each time it was difficult to cut and the cookie crust came apart. Any suggestions?

  19. I’ve made this a couple of times – LOVE it!!!! when I take it to social events, it’s gobbled up SO fast!!

    Rating: 5
  20. I carefully followed this recipe. At 8 minutes left, I noticed the condensed milk really bubbling and browning around the edges. Took it out immediately, and now I have an unattractive ring around the outside of the pie. It’s not burnt, but definitely not pretty. Has this happened to anyone else?

    Rating: 4
    • All ovens, pans, etc. vary and with a recipe with both coconut and sweetened condensed milk in it (since they are both prone to burning), it’s not uncommon for things to get done quicker than you expect and it does have a lot to do with the oven. Some run hotter than others.

  21. It looks amazing. Easy to make. Wish I could post a picture !

    Rating: 5
  22. I made this pie for Pi Day 2019 (3.14) and it was amazing! I thought it would just taste like sweet coconut (and be delicious), but it tasted EXACTLY like a Samoa cookie! It was wonderful, and super easy. I made the linked recipe for salted caramel sauce while my crust baked. I did make one enhancement, because my coconut didn’t really rise up and toast, so since I had about 3/4 cup of leftover sweetened coconut in the bag, I toasted that, added it to the top of the cooked pie when it came out, then did the chocolate stripes on top. It added a nice top layer of extra crunchy toasted coconut on the top, like the cookies. The crust was perfect, and the assembled pie cooked for 23 minutes. The pie super sweet, so a small piece is perfect, and you can get a lot of servings from just one pie. I shared the pie, and the recipe, with my Samoa loving friends!

    Rating: 5

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