6.11.2008

Sweet Tooth

Lately I have an insatiable sweet tooth. I have always loved all things sweet, but folks this tooth has taken on a mind of it's own. I guess I had not allowed myself to go there for so long that when I did all hell broke loose.

One week I was hooked on McDonald's chocolate sundaes...I literally found myself volunteering to go to the pharmacy for that prescription that just had to be picked up. TONIGHT. I would then drive two miles out of the way to the McDonalds, have time to eat the sundae while in line at the pharmacy, and drive home happy. Lee never suspected a thing. And one night they ran out of little plastic cups (probably because they had never sold so many sundaes in one week before) and they had to serve me in a to-go coffee cup. Turns out Karma is real. And she works at McDonalds in Three Fountains.

One week it was Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. My mom never really bought sugary cereals growing up, so since discovering this one I've gone completely mad. This stuff is like a drug...I mean, I even thought about pouring the milk directly into the box to avoid messing up a cereal bowl which only holds four good bites anyway.

Perhaps the best thing that happened to me during this rampage was stumbling upon this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. It's not something I would just make to have around the house, Oh no...that would be way too deliberate. I was actually inviting people over for dinner just so I could make this for dessert. It's sick...I know.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell*
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans (I think this adds to much "healthy" so I just leave this out)
Serve with ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high until foamy.
Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter.
Stir in morsels and nuts and spoon into pie shell.
Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.
Recipe from Nestle Classic Recipes, 2003
* If using frozen pie shell, use deep dish style and thaw completely. Bake on baking sheet and increase baking time slightly.





If I invite you over for dinner say in the next six months or so wear your fat pants.

4 comments :

  1. I do hope this is what you're bringing tomorrow night... it looks yummy! I always have my fat pants pressed and ready for such an occasion :-)

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  2. I know what you mean. I am to the point where I wish they made Lucky Charms with the marshmellows only!! THat would be so nice!! :)

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  3. I do expect to see you traipsing down the tarmac with this the next time we fly together!

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  4. You write very well.

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