Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Different Kind of Pie

It all started with Pinterest. One late night, perusing the recipe section for that snack that I could make in a matter of minutes to satisfy my hunger. I scrolled down the page and then I found it.

The ramekin, the dough... the oven. All the elements to make one delicious treat. The baked cookie pie. At the sound of the name trumpets sounded, the fountains started to shoot off in a beautiful display, and fireworks exploded... too far? 

All I know is that this little cookie pie changed the way I look at cookie dough. Never again will I attempt to just make cookies after I mix the ingredients together, instead I will squish the yummy dough into a ramekin and fill it 3/4 full, and bake for 13-16 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees. And once the dough is cooked, but not fully cooked (do not confuse the two), will I be able to take the ice cream out of the freezer and scoop one two scoops onto the top of the cookie pie. Then I can sit down and enjoy this treat with a hot cup of tea. Yum. 

I have made the baked cookie pies a number of times already, maybe too many... But every time I make them, it seems that Heidi is not too far behind the dinging sound of the timer on the oven. Though it is fun to enjoy this treat with a friend, and since my husband does not enjoy hot cookies (don't even get me started), I usually end up eating these alone while he snacks on the uncooked leftover dough... We are a match made in heaven. 

Here is the recipe I use from blueeyedbakers:

1 stick unsalted butter, cold & cubed 
1 stick margarine, cold & cubed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon table or fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped or chips
1 cup milk chocolate, chopped or chips
In the bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until well incorporated.
Into the bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips/chunks.
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Fill ramekins 3/4" deep with raw, room temperature cookie dough. Set ramekins on baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 13-16 minutes, or until the top is just slightly golden brown. You're aiming for slightly undercooked cookies. 

Eat these straight out of the oven!

Enjoy these baked cookie pies with family and friends over the holidays. They are sure to be a hit! Also, today we are linking up Heidi's Merry Mantle post from a few days ago to this blog here. So check it out for more ideas on how you can decorate your fireplace mantle for the Christmas holidays!  


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