1) I’m all for any recipe that doesn’t require baking soda or baking powder. I always end up with either or both of these white substances all over my kitchen. This is more human error than anything else.
2) I LOVE graham cracker crusts.
This recipe has both of these things in its favor! Other plusses: it’s super easy and it tastes brilliant. What more could you want?
This was originally a Nestle recipe, but I
was too lazy to make a pie crust really like graham cracker crusts (see above), so I changed that a bit. Otherwise I left everything the same and it turned out perfect. This is way easier than making actual cookies, and tastes way more like cookie dough, which is what I like best about chocolate chip cookies anyway.
It reminds me a lot of this Pizza Hut dessert, actually, which I ate at LEAST once a week when I lived in London and have been unsuccessfully trying to recreate ever since. You would think it would be simple, but I just can’t get the cookie to taste quite right.
(But really, why on EARTH does American Pizza Hut not serve this?)
So, in short, make this pie. It took me literally five minutes to put the filling together. The simplicity of it really cannot be underestimated. You only have to use one size measuring cup! And if that doesn’t convince you, my apartment smells DELICIOUS right now.
It looks so plain and unappetizing until you cut into it.
Two more things:
1) You can definitely substitute a deep-dish pie crust here instead of the graham cracker if you’re more of a traditional sort.
2) The only other important thing here is to remember to soften the butter completely (usually I skip this step…shhh…) and to use REAL butter. It won’t work nearly as well (or at all) with any kind of butter substitute.
Adapted from Nestle
- 1 unbaked 9-inch graham cracker crust (AllRecipes but I omitted the cinnamon) or deep-dish pie crust
- 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 chocolate chips (I omitted the nuts, so I did 1 cup semi-sweet and 1/2 cupish of milk chocolate)
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- ice cream (recommended!)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2. Beat eggs for about a minute, then add flour and sugars. Beat well. Add butter, beat, then stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if including).
3. Spoon mixture into unbaked pie crust.
4. Bake pie in oven on cookie sheet for approximately 55 minutes, or until knife inserted halfway from edge comes out clean. Cool on wire rack completely, or until slightly warm. Top with ice cream and serve!