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This wonderful quick and easy cookie pie is courtesy of Christine Torres and her web site called
Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea and chocolate in between. Photos are also by Christine Torres.
Christine says, "This is one of those recipe experiments that
went a different direction than I planned, but was nevertheless, fabulous. Chocolaty and crunchy, and totally delish, this chocolate chip pudding
pie is so delicious!! Frozen pudding is my new favorite, and with chocolate chip cookies for a crust, it's a winner with me all the way around."
Chocolate Chip Pudding Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 20 min
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Instant Chocolate Pudding
Almond flavoring or Amaretto non-dairy creamer
First, make yourself a batch of
Chocolate Chip Cookies. I use the standard Toll House recipe, slightly modified. Sometimes I include a 1/4 cup rolled oats, and a handful
of chopped walnuts, but this time I had some delicious crunchy almond granola and I threw a handful of that in the batter. The hard thing, of course, is the temptation to
just stop and eat the cookies. Or the dough, if you're a dough-eater like me. Just leave enough to cover the pie tin!
Next, place the cookies in a pie tin, covering the bottom. I broke the
cookies into pieces so they'd fit, kind of like a cookie puzzle. Break some cookies in half and line the rim as well. I think next time I try this,
I'll try baking one ignoramus cookie right in the bottom of the pie tin.
Mix up your instant chocolate pudding or make it from scratch if you're feeling adventurous. Cold milk, pudding mix, wire whisk, 5 minutes, and you're good to
go. I replaced 1/4 cup of the milk required with 1/4 cup Amaretto flavored creamer, but if you don't have that, you could just use a few drops of almond flavoring.
I let the pudding set up a bit before pouring it into the pie tin, hoping it would be thick enough to keep the cookies down, but some of the smaller chunks floated to the top
anyway. So I just kept out a portion of the pudding, waited for it to fully set, and then poured it over the top to make a smooth surface. Sprinkle almonds on
top to complete the almond theme. Place in freezer for an hour or so.