Cookie Pie with a Buttery brownie filling and chocolate chip cookies.
First of all… excuse the terrible pictures, and the Disney princess plate. I kind of sort of maybe left my ONLY food prop plate at Brian’s house, and didn’t get it until a few days ago- long after this pie had disappeared into our tummies. Improvisation, college style.
Back to the pie. I had some cookies to use up, so I decided to stick them in a pie and pour brownie batter over them. The filling is made of chocolate, butter, sugar, and an egg. No flour, so if you use a gluten free pie crust and cookies, this can easily be made gluten free.
The filling is rich and buttery, and tastes like a super fudgy brownie, thanks to the lack of flour. Plus, with a premade crust and cookies, this pie is super easy to make! It will serve quite a few people- with how rich it is, only small slices are needed. 40 minutes, and you’re done. The perfect, quick dessert for the chocoholic in your life!
A few months ago I made a Chocolate Chip pie for date night at Brian’s house, and we both agreed it was one of the best things I’ve made. Three days later, he returned an empty pie tin to my house- his family polished off everything we didn’t eat.
But I wanted to make it better. I wanted to make this recipe my own. And so I thought- What makes things better? What is something food bloggers love? What can I do to change this recipe? Then it hit me- Cake batter. Cake batter posts are everywhere. Round-ups, cookies, puppy chow, popcorn, cinnamon rolls… the recipes you can find with cake batter flavor are nearly endless. So I’m throwing one out there into the mix, combining three of my favorite things- cake batter, cookies, and pies. And the best part is, no actual cake mix is used! Instead, I used a combination of butter, almond, and vanilla extracts to create the cake batter taste. Butter extract and flavor can be bought at craft stores, specialty baking stores, or online. I used Wilton brand that I got from AC Moore. Almond extract can also be bought at craft stores and and in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
The base recipe is from a cookbook I got for Christmas a few years ago from a friend of mine called Your Favorite Brand Name Chocolate Cookbook for a chocolate chip pie. I simply removed the chocolate chips, and added sprinkles and a mixture of extracts to give it a cake batter taste… without using any cake mix.