This post would not be completely without one of my Pi Day recipes. Here it goes: the third pie that I made for the School of Ed was not really a pie...It was a cookie cup pie! The recipe sounded amazing and did not take nearly as long to make as a traditional pie. They were super yummy too!
Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Cooke Cups (inspired by Easybaked)
1 16.5 oz tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 cups pecan halves
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1 tbsp dark corn syrup
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spoon 1 tbsp of cookie dough into mini muffin pan wells. Press cookie into each well and up the sides. Place 1 pecan half in each cup.
3. Chop 1 cup of pecan halves into small pieces. In a large bowl, mix chopped pecans, melted chocolate, corn syrup and whipped cream. Using a plastic bag with 1 corner cut off, pipe the filling into the cookie cups. Top with another pecan half.
4. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Cookie dough should be golden. Let cool completely before gently twisting the cookie cups out of the pan.
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