Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie

2 3/4 all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two nine-inch pie plates; set aside.

Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl. In the bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Next, add one egg at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, and mix until fully combined. Fold in three cups of chocolate chips and if desired, walnuts. Divide the dough between the prepared pie plates and smooththe tops with a spatula.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until pies are golden and slightly firm to the touch, but still soft. Let pies cool completely on a wire rack. These tend to "bubble up" while baking, so I like to place them on a cookie sheet in the oven.

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