I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

You only want to eat a small piece of this dessert. It's rich, chocolaty, and it has peanut butter in it. What more could you want?

(serves 16)

*1/2 cup butter, softened
*1/4 cup white sugar
*1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
*1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1 egg
*1 1/4 cup all-pourpose flour
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 cup chocolate chips
*1/4 cup pecan chips
*3 cups powdered sugar
*1 cup creamy peanut butter
*2 tablespoons margarine, softened
*1/4 cup water
*1 cup chocolate chips, melted
*1/4 cup pecan chips

~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~In a large bowl, cream the 1/2 cup butter & sugars until smooth.
~Beat in the vanilla & egg.
~Combine the flour, baking soda & salt.
~Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar/butter mixture.
~Mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
~Press the cookie dough into the bottom of ungreased 10 inch springform pan.
~Press dough evenly in bottom of pan (if it's to much dough, leave some out and make cookies with it).
~Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecan chips.
~Bake for 12-14 minutes.
~Remove from oven & cool for 15 minutes.
~In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, & water until well blended.
~Drop spoonfuls of mixture over baked cookie crust.
~Press evenly to cover crust.
~ Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave, being careful not to burn it.
~Spread melted chocolate chips over peanut butter mixture.
~Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecan chips.
~Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.

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