Going home for the holidays usually means a battery of questions: How are your classes going? Are you sure about your major? What about your minor? How do you like your roommates? How about those [insert school mascot here]?
If you want to deflect some of that attention, there’s one surefire way to do it: Bake this chocolate chip cookie dough pie. It’s decadent, it’s gooey, and it commands everyone’s full attention from first whiff.
Plus, it’s a great way to show off your cooking skills, even if you’re more stovetop macaroni than penne alla vodka. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream (cookie dough if you’re feeling particularly indulgent), and watch everyone coo and swoon over this tasty little morsel.
The Best Way to Savor It: Dish out slices to your family as you peruse the Black Friday sales circulars (don’t forget to check out our handy survival guide) and catch reruns of It’s A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story. It’s pretty hard to bicker with your mouth full of molten cookie-dough-esque pie, after all.
- 1 unbaked pie shell (9 inches)
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1½ sticks butter, softened and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. As the oven heats, crack the eggs, removing the chalazae (those stringy white bits). Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl with a whisk or electric mixer until frothy. Beat in flour and sugars, then gradually beat in the butter, stirring in just a few chunks at a time until all are combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into pie shell.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.