Friday, November 22, 2013

Grasshopper Pie

20 oreo cookies (40 halves, filling discarded, cookie crushed
5 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup hot milk
24 large marshmallows
1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
2 Tbsp white creme de cacao
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
optional:  A drop or two of green food dye.

Preheat oven to 425 F.  In a bowl, mix crushed orea cookies halves and butter.  Pat into bottom and sides of a 10 inch pie dish.  Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool completely.  Once cooled, place in freezer to chill.

In a sauce pan, melt marshmallows in milk over medium heat.  Remove from heat and cool.  Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao, and mix well.  Add a drop or two of green food dye if desired.  Fold in whipped cream.  Pour into chilled pie shell.  Freeze for 3 or 4 hours.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


We cheated and bought an oreo cookie crust that we just walked by in the grocery store and that was nice.

Kelly and I are teaching Olya to cook and she really enjoys being in the kitchen.  So this was a fun evening and our dessert for the meal.  I had never had a Grasshopper Pie, it was really good.  Kelly said he made one as a pot luck dish when he was in graduate school......hahaha  So it had been a few years since he had eaten a Grasshopper Pie.  It was enjoyed by all with that great mint flavor.  Easy and tasty!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chocolate Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

2-½ sticks Butter, Softened
 2 cups Sugar
2 whole Eggs
3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
 2 cups Flour
 ¾ cups Cocoa Powder
 1-½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1-½ cup Good Quality Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
2 cups Good Quality White Chocolate Chips

 Preparation Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, scraping the sides once. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients, then add in batches to the mixer, mixing until just combined after each addition.Gently blend in chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoop, add 1 tablespoon portions to baking sheet. Dot the top of each cookie with 3 white chocolate chips if you’d like them to really show up on top. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are barely done but still soft and chewy. Let cool on a baking rack. Yummy!

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 12 Minutes Servings 36 Difficulty Easy