Friday, February 11, 2011

It's hard to be humble when you're so wonderful

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie
Photo: Sunset Magazine
Do you have a favorite cookie? According to the most popular cookie in America is the chocolate chip, which is 1/2 of all the cookies baked at home, and 7 billion of them are eaten every year.

Several years ago Sunset Magazine published a recipe by Anne H. Beck of Arnold, California. Anne prepared a creamy cookie dough studded with a bag of chocolate morsels, and then baked it in a flaky pie crust--taking the chocolate chip cookie to an entirely new level. Pure genius! Here is her recipe:

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie
Pastry for a single-crust 9-inch pie (refrigerated or make your own)
1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Unfold pastry and ease evenly into 9-inch pie pan.

In a bowl, beat butter, eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well blended. Add flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Pour chocolate chip filling into pastry.

Bake on lowest rack in a 325 degree F oven until top is a rich golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool on rack at least 20 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

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