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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie & More Gratuitous Cupcake Pics

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Rarely do I ever see something made on FoodNetwork and think to myself, "boy, I need to make that". But this recipe for chocolate chip cookie pie appeared on Paula Dean right about the same time all that Chocolate Chip Cookie frenzy was occuring due to the New York Times article. So I broke down. Daniel always appreciates a good chocolate chip cookie to eat for breakfast and put under his ice cream anyway. I made this recipe according to her directions, the only adjustment was halving the recipe (because I don't need 2 giant cookies the size of a pie), the omission of nuts and the whipped cream topping, and the added step of waiting 36 hours just to see how it would turn out.

Chocolate Chip Pie from Paula Dean

1.375 Flour (I know it seems complicated, but its 1 C flour + halfway between 1/4 & 1/2 C flour)
3/4 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp baking soda
.625 Tsp Baking powder (halfway between 1/2 Tsp and 3/4 Tsp)
1 stick unsalted butter, soft
3/4 C Packed light brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1.5 eggs (yes, one and a half eggs)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C Semisweet chocolate chips

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Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick spray, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking soda & powder to combine. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until it is incorporated in. Beat in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture little by little, and mix until fully combined, but don't overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips. Press into the pie plate and smooth the top to make it even. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 36 hours.

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Preheat to 350 and bake for 40 minutes until the pies are golden brown, and feel slightly firm when touched, but still soft. If they start to get too dark around the edges, put tin foil over the top and continue baking -- I had to do this..but be careful not to let it touch the top of your pie or your top will be less pretty than it could have been :( Let cool on wire rack.

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And now, for your moment of zen:
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Green, with turtle sprinkles. Ahh, kids birthday parties.

7 comments:

sliceofsueshe said...

Those cupcakes are so cute!

I made these same choco chip pies and took them to my in-laws one weekend, after I saw Paula make them on tv. :-P I did however keep the nuts, but cut the amount in half and omitted the whipped cream. I didn't halve the recipe since I knew my in-laws would eat an entire pie and leave me with nothing.

btw, thanks for the recipe. I'll definitely be trying it out soon.

cakewardrobe said...

Green Apple cupcakes!! What a brilliant idea. I need to spice up flavors for my summer cupcakes!

Bunny said...

love the pie and the cupcakes!! my kids will love both!

crunchbot said...

that pie looks amazing.!

bakingforthecure said...

What a great idea! looks gooood!

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Donna-FFW said...

Just thought Id let you know I had to mention this post on my blog today.. I was speaking of pies, this came to mind.

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