I saw a recipe very similar to this on the Pillsbury site the other day. I was intrigued. Who doesn't love pie? Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Who would ADORE the two together? Not me, that's who! Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Pies? They sounded splendiferous!!
I like doing my own thing however if I can. So I decided to do my own version of this, using my own homemade all butter short crust pastry and my own homemade chocolate chip cookie dough.
I got all of the elements made and was just going to stir some chocolate chips into my cookie dough and . . . uh oh . . . no chocolate chips. What's a gal to do. I'll tell you what a gal's to do. She substutes with the next best thing. Some coarsely chopped Lindt Mint Intense Dark Chocolate!
Oh baby . . . all your Christmas's just came at once! Flaky, crisp buttery pastry . . . encasing a gooey minted chocolate chip cookie . . . what's not to like about that? Nothing, I tell ya . . . nothing at all!
*Mint Chip Cookie Stuffed Hand Pies*Makes about 24 give or take
cold water (about 2 TBS)
(I used Lindt Excellence Mint Intense Dark Chocolate)
If you have any leftover cookie dough . . . and you just might . . . bake them as you would regular cookies. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes at 190*C or 375*F, gas mark 5.
They're pretty scrum too!