Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tasty Tuesday ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

My, oh, my...this is a mighty fine pie!  Did you celebrate Pie Day yesterday?  Pi Day.  March 14, 3-14, 3.14159whatever, whatever, whatever.  All a good enough reason for me to eat pie!  I was looking for an easy one for Alex to make for his chemistry class.  They got extra points of some sort if they brought in a pie on 3-14.  That's my kind of teacher!  I found this one, and it, of course, shouted out to me and begged me to give it a try.  So he made one and I made one.  Yummy. 

A giant chocolate chip cookie held up by a pie crust?  Yes, please.  What's not to love???

My only issue with it is that my chocolate chips all settled to the bottom during baking.  It wasn't an issue that prevented me from loving this in any way at all.  I will eat this with sunken chips any day.  But I did talk to my very wise baking friend, who even is part of a pie guild (!), and her advice was to beat the heck out of the batter before adding the chips which creates a lot more air in the batter which should hold the chips in place better.  Or something like that.  I tend to disregard unnecessary information the older I get.  I think my memory card is getting full or something.  So I stopped absorbing the information at the point that she suggested beating the heck out of the batter.  Can do.  Will do next time.  And there will be a next time for baking this pie.  It has officially made it into the regular rotation of foods my brain craves.

And I will add this important breaking news:  buying your chocolate chips at Costco?  (NO?  Well, you should be!)  There is a current coupon for Nestle chips in the coupon book.  Today I went to Costco and bought my chips, as well as several other items from their coupon book.  And after checking out, my total came up and I asked her if she could scan in the coupon book.  And ya know what?  They no longer will do that.  Unless you bring in the coupons yourself, you are out of luck.  I had no idea.  I stopped bringing mine long ago because they told me I didn't need to.  As she swiped my card through she told me I could bring my coupons back and get a price adjustment.  Well that's nice of you.  You'd think there would be a little learning curve grace period, but apparently not.  When I told her I had no idea that was now required, she said, "Well, we got in trouble for doing it that way and now we are required to collect your coupons.  The fact that the coupon is required is written in the small print on the back of your coupon."  It took everything within me to not be sarcastic and rude.  So, if you haven't encountered the new policy yet, I hope I've saved you some trouble.  Bring your coupons.

Did you think this was a post about a pie recipe?  Me too.  I guess I better get to it...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

9-inch deep dish pie shell
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cups butter, softened
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional, walnuts or pecans)

Beat together butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.  Add flour and "beat the heck out of it".  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Spoon into the crust and spread evenly.

Place on a cookie sheet covered with foil if you want to save your oven from potential overflow stickiness.  Bake pie at 325 for about 60 minutes.  I had to go about another 5 minutes to get it where I wanted it.  There should be no jiggle left in the middle when it's done.  That's my goal too.  I wish all it took for me was 5 more minutes.

sunken chips and all, I love you.

This pie is best when it's a little warm.  Mmm.

This picture was not intended for this post, but it sure does fit.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie is JOY in a crust.


  1. MMMmmmm! I'm gonna have to give it a shot. Didn't know your were a cookie junkie,I should've guessed from our chat about the chocolate chip bag, me too! I guess I omitted that one.
    I saw some sunshine last week. We have big windows in our living room & every time I see a hint of sunshine, the curtains get pulled open...all the way!! We fight over the spot where it shines through, even the puppy.

    Cookies & sunshine...that's some good stuff :)

  2. Wow that pie looks a-maz-ing! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try it.