I’ll just come right out and say it: this is my favorite recipe on the site so far. And it’s not even really a new recipe: I took my recipe for 1 dozen chocolate chip cookies, pressed the dough into my grandmother’s 6″ pie pan and baked it for 30 minutes. It’s perfect as-is, but you could decorate it with chocolate frosting (like those cookie cakes at the mall), or you could top it with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream right when it comes out of the oven.
I wish I could say I sliced it neatly like a pie and ate it on a pretty plate, but we did not. We hovered over the oven and attacked it with 2 forks as soon as the timer went off. The center is perfectly gooey like a soft-baked cookie while the edges set up nicely.
I know you’ll enjoy this one. Go on, make it!
Makes 1 mini 6" cake.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease a 6" pie plate.
- In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar together. Beat very well, about 45 seconds. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and add it in 2 batches to the creamed butter, beating just to combine.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the pie plate and press it evenly flat. Bake for 30-33 minutes, until the middle is slightly underdone (it will set up as it cools).