Mar 14
Cookie Dough Cream Pie6 Comments

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Happy Pi Day! Yes, there is really a day to celebrate that lovely number that you used on a daily basis in Math class. I can’t remember the last time that I used it, probably back in college in Calculus. Oh Calculus, we had such a love/hate relationship. I still use Math at work on a daily basis teaching the ins and outs of it to my fourth graders. I love seeing the thrill of them crunching numbers. If it wasn’t obvious, the best way to celebrate is by making your very own pie. I had no idea about this day until last year when I saw almost every single one of my favorite blogs posting a new pie recipe to celebrate! I thought I would join in on the fun this year.

I had pinned this pie recipe awhile back and knew that I wanted to make exactly this to celebrate Pi Day! If I could create the perfect pie, this would be very close to it. It has all of my favorite things, Oreos, pudding, safe to eat raw cookie dough, and homemade whipped cream. Some may think that sounds like an interesting combination of things to put together, but it was absolutely divine. If you have a sweet tooth, then this is definitely the pie for you. I have made pudding at home several times before, and every time I make it I kick myself for not starting making it at home sooner. I have already expressed my love for raw cookie dough before so anything that has that component is a win for me. This pie was thoroughly enjoyed by my family members and I can guarantee I will be making it again soon.

Cookie Dough Cream Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie.

Ingredients:

For Pie Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (about 7 oz of cookies, processed in a food processor)
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cookie Dough:
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
3/8 cup granulated sugar
3/8 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 tablespoons milk or soy milk
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Filling:
3/4 cups light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and cookie crumbs. Firmly press into a 9″ pie pan (tip: use a flat bottomed measuring cup to press the crumbs on the bottoms and up the sides. It’ll make a nice sturdy crust with clean corners). Bake for 8 minutes and remove from heat. Set aside and allow to cool completely. Keep oven on.

To prepare cookie dough, beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed (or by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Using some of the dough, make 8 small (1/2″ in diameter) balls. Place on a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Reserve remaining dough (dough can be made 1 day in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature prior to using).

In a medium saucepan, mix sugar, flour and salt. Stir in 1 cup of milk, mix until smooth, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

Beat the egg yolks with the remaining cup of milk. Temper the egg mixture with a small amount of the slightly cooled milk mixture then blend this into the larger saucepan with the cooling milk mixture.

Return saucepan to the heat and bring to a boil again, stirring constantly, lower heat and simmer until mixture is the consistency of thick pudding, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and quickly stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside.

While filling is cooling, break off pieces of cookie dough and press them into the cooled pie crust. You want an even layer of dough approximately 1/2″ thick (you may have leftover dough, but remember, it’s eggless! so enjoy it!)

Pour in filling on top of dough layer, leveling the top with a rubber spatula. Filling should come up about 1/2″ from the top of the crust. Refrigerate until completely cooled.

Whip cream until it begins to form soft folds. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat until cream holds stiff peaks. Gently spread all but 1/3 cup of whipped cream on top of cooled filling, smoothing top into a slight dome. With remaining cream, pipe or dollop mounds evenly around the pie, and garnish with mini cookies.

Source: Love & Olive Oil

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6 Responses to Cookie Dough Cream Pie

  1. branny says:

    Yes, please!

  2. Alida says:

    I absolutely agree with you…this quite possibly could be the perfect pie. Yum!

  3. Pies like THIS are why I love Pi day so much!

  4. Shawnda says:

    1) I have a weakness for all things cookie dough. 2) beautiful photo! I love the blue background.

  5. Lynsey says:

    Cookie dough, yes please! Pie, absolutely. Combine the two…this is so wrong but so right! Sounds delish and your pictures are beautiful!

  6. Jessica says:

    Perfect way to honor Pi day. Amazing!

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