Monday, March 12, 2012

M&M Cookie Pie

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I'm back! Anyone miss me? 

I wish I could say that I was away on some terrific adventure, or that I have been so inspired to create magical dishes that I have been too busy in the kitchen with a knife in one hand and a spatula in the other to blog anything.... but, no. I have been just busy with life-things. Adult things, really. Like going to work and being super busy everyday, apartment hunting (which may be as much fun as bra shopping- ack), and thinking a lot about packing, cleaning, and making a giant Goodwill donation trip- but not actually doing any of it.

Oh, I'm getting stressed just thinking about it.
Cookie pie, anyone?

Part of my birthday package from my mother last month included a large stack of mail, and a container of M&M's shaped like the great state of Texas.


I wanted to make cookies, but I didn't want to make cookies. I didn't feel like I had the patience to ball up all the dough and then clean several cookie sheets so I decided to dump the entire bowl of batter into my pie pan and voilĂ ! Cookie pie.

I'm not calling it cookie cake because I baked it in my pie pan. So there.

M&M Cookie Pie
1cup + 1 tbs  AP Flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Texas shaped container of M&M's- OR- 1-ish cup.

Preheat oven to 325*
Cream butter and sugar. Add in egg and extract and blend. The combine flour and baking soda- mix until completely incorporated. Fold in the M&M's. Dump into a greased 9.5" pie pan and bake for 25-30 mins. You know the drill, when a toothpick/ridiculously small pairing knife comes out clean it's donzo.
Cool, cut into cookie pie slices and enjoy!

"No white sugar?"- NOPE. the brown sugar and M&M's are the sweet in this recipe.
"Can I bake it in an aluminum pie pan?"- you sure can!
"what's the texture like?"- it's a cake-like cookie. NOT a greasy thin cookie cake like you get at a supermarket.
"It came out flour-y tasting"- well, you did not measure your flour correctly....