Tuesday, January 5, 2010

America, THIS is Why We're Fat.

Like something straight from a sweet-toothed child's dream, CakeSpy's Cookie Cake Pie is an otherworldly concoction rightfully deserving of the #1 spot in CakeSpy's Top Posts of 2009.  Imagine the trifecta of baked goods rolled into one impossibly delicious creation...can you even wrap your mind around it?  It's something that has to be tasted to be believed, and it's so gosh darned intriguing that I couldn't not make it!

Cookie Cake Pie  (makes 2 pies, each serving at least 12)
Adapted from CakeSpy's original recipe

2 unbaked pie crusts
30 oz. Chocolate chip cookie dough (I used Pillsbury®'s family size)
1 box Funfetti® cake mix, prepared according to box instructions
Frosting (about 2 cups - I used leftover buttercream)
Sprinkles, if desired  

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place pie crusts into two 9" pie pans; trim and flute the edges.  Divide cookie dough into two portions.  Press one portion into each crust, forming an even layer of cookie dough.  Pour half of prepared cake batter over each cookie layer.

Bake at 35o°F for 30-40 minutes, or until cake layer has set.  Mine took almost an hour to bake. If it's jiggly, it's not done!  Just keep an eye on it.  I had to tent mine with foil after 40 minutes...the top was a nice golden brown but the batter was still quite loose.  Cool cookie cake pie completely before frosting and decorating.  Cut into (small!) slices and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:
  •  Make this for your next large gathering (Super Bowl party, anyone?).  It's a sure-fire conversation starter, and people will be talking about it for days.  "Hey...remember when Ms. SuchandSuch made that Cookie Cake Pie Thing?"
  • This is such an easy "recipe" to tinker with.  See what flavor combos you can come up with!  Or...imagine it topped with ice cream instead of frosting...
  • I would've liked more cookie, less cake...but that's my fault.  In the recipe above, I've listed 30 oz. cookie dough, or 15 oz. in each crust.  In truth, I used 12 oz. in each crust and made four cookies with the rest of the dough.  I also ate some :)  
  • For best results, make your own pie crust.  I cheated with refrigerated crusts, and it showed.  Not the strongest component of the trio.  But then again, I don't even like pie crust.

While we're on the subject of things that are really sweet♥, I recently received the Sugar Doll Blog Award from Faith of An Edible Mosaic (formerly Thought 4 Food).  Faith is also known as half of the dynamic duo of hosts for the All Through the Year Cheer events.  Her blog is currently undergoing some changes, so keep checking back if the link doesn't work for you today.  Thanks, Faith!  I started blogging two years ago to keep friends and family members updated on what I've been baking up in my kitchen.  Never in a million years did I expect my blog to gain a wider audience, connect with like-minded bloggers, or receive any awards! 

With this award, I'm supposed to share ten things about myself, then pass the award along to ten other bloggers.  Here we go! 
  1. I am working on breaking my Diet Coke addiction. 
  2. I can't swim.  (Okay, maybe that's not 100% true. I get very panicky if my feet can't touch the bottom of a pool. Could I swim to save my life?  Maybe.  But I'd rather not test that theory, thank you very much.) 
  3. I am a guilty member of Exclamation Point Overusers Anonymous!  Really!  I can't help it!!!  Sorry.  
  4. Ghost shows freak me out.  Really really freak me out.  I don't even like watching the commercials for "Ghost Hunters" and the like.
  5. My celebrity crushes include: Alton Brown, Duff Goldman, Ewan McGregor, and Grant Imahara (of Mythbusters fame, and my #1 pick...if I had to choose).
  6. Frying food scares me.  I'm not too keen on having bubbling hot vats of oil on my stove, but I'll happily eat pretty much anything if it's fried! :)
  7. Socks occupy 2½ of my dresser drawers.  They're very small drawers, but still. Yeesh.  One for white athletic socks, one for colorful fun socks, and half of a miscellaneous drawer for knee socks and toe socks (both of which I love dearly.  I have yet to find a knee-length toe sock I want to purchase though).
  8. I'm a geeky gal who owns all seasons of Stargate SG-1 AND Stargate Atlantis.  They sit on a shelf dedicated to titles that begin with "Star", which is currently at maximum capacity.  And OF COURSE I have Star Trek and Star Wars in there too!
  9. I spend too much time online.
  10. I used to think those Snuggie commercials were ridiculous, but now that I own a Snuggie-type item I've reconsidered my stance.  It's the warmest blanket I own.  Why didn't I think to invent the "blanket with sleeves?!?!?!"  I could be rich.  :D 
    And now, the best part--sending this award along to ten bloggers who I think are deserving of the title "Fabulous Sugar Doll Blogger."  Here they are in alphabetical order: 
    1. Brooke of Tongue-N-Cheeky
    2.  Jen of Cake Wrecks
    3. Jenny of Picky Palate
    4. Jessie of CakeSpy 
    5. Lori of Recipe Girl
    6. Mary of The Food Librarian
    7. Ms. Humble of Not So Humble Pie
    8. Nicole of Baking Bites
    9. Pam of Cookie Crazie
    10. Tracy of Sugarcrafter


    1. Your cake pie sounds delicious!

      I also don't deep-fry at home. It scares me and it is gar from being healthy.

    2. Ohhhh...this looks good! I don't like frying foods either..lol. It scares me...lol. This is my first time visiting. Nice blog :) I'm from Louisiana too :) Shreveport to be exact :)

    3. I love that pie- I'll bet it's yummy too!!

      Thanks so much for thinking of me for this sweet award :)

    4. I'll bet that cake pie thing is yummy! I'm thinking it would be cute for a little girl's birhtday.

    5. everything I love all rolled into one ~ does it get any better than that???

    6. Aww, how fun! Thanks for mentioning me!! :-)

    7. I love the title of your post! LOL! Thank you so much for the sweet award! :) - mary

    8. Congrats on the award. That title really pulled me in from SITS...very clever. Great recipe

    9. Oh, that Alton Brown. :) And have you heard of thisiswhyyourefat.com? I thought maybe you had from the title of your post. Stopping by from SITS!

    10. I want to make this so bad! I have absolutely no reason to though, and I feel like this cookiecakepie requires an audience. Soon!!

    11. Dorothy-you darling! Thank you so very, very much for your kindness. You are a dear and I'm so honored to be included with so many other incredible bloggers!

      Happy baking all around!

    12. Thank you so much for your sweet words! Wow, this pie has left me speechless! I've never seen anything like it before...I am completely intrigued and just dying for an excuse to make it ASAP! :)

    13. This sounds like a wonderful dessert that include some of my favorite things. Congrats on the award! I belong in the exclamation point club too!! Loved reading those facts about you.

    14. I bookmarked this pie over the summer. I can't get over how delicious and sugary it looks. I want to do a chocolate peanut butter combination or maybe something with a spice cake...yum!

    15. Sweet mercy this looks SOOOO good. I'm pregnant and craving sweets. lol.

    16. OMG. This is incredible!!! I'm bookmarking this!

    17. i need a towel to wipe up the drool! This is totally going on my "to make" list! OH please let me find an event ot make it for!! OMG