I bake to celebrate friends’ birthdays. I bake for dinner parties. I bake to test out a new, intriguing recipe. I bake for weddings (well, I’ve just done one). I bake for bake-offs. I bake for my students when they have a long lab or a big test.
Sometimes I just need to bake… for me. Not because I need to, eat but because I need to bake. It relaxes me, calms me, and then finally cheers me up.
Yesterday was one of those days when I just needed to bake. As usual, what I always want to bake is a pie. I didn’t want to go to the store (even though it is literally a quarter mile from my house… Just so cold!), and I didn’t have any normal pie ingredients. I did have the normal baking essentials: flour, sugar, butter, and chocolate. What kind of pie can you make with that? Well… a chocolate chip cookie pie!
I ate one slice right out of the oven with a cold glass of milk, and it was the perfect way to end another successful baking night. I chilled the pie overnight, and it tasted even better today as the ingredients all came together.
chocolate chip cookie pie
adapted from the blue bell cookbook
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup crisco
1/4 cup ice cold water
stir together dry ingredients.
cut in butter & crisco.
using a fork, mix in cold water.
cover in plastic and chill for 1/2 an hour.
3/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup chocolate chips (or more!)
1/4 cup dark chocolate (or more!)
1/4 cup walnuts
in a mixer, blend butter and sugars until creamy.
mix in eggs.
on low, mix in flour and salt until just incorporated.
stir in chocolate and walnuts.
roll out pie crust.
pour in chocolate chip mixture.
sprinkle on sea salt, if desired.
bake at 325 for 55 minutes.