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 every day, 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 voilà! 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 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 donezo.
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...