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Cakespy: Pumpkin Pie in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

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[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

Pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies are pretty much baked good soulmates. They're both considered all-American desserts, both are the result of bakers making do with ingredients available at the time, and both seem to inspire a primal instinct in bakers who are constantly seeking out the best recipe.

"Pumpkin pie getting punched in the face by a chocolate chip cookie."

But what happens when you bring these star-crossed sweets together? Set on finding out, I tried baking a batch pumpkin pie filling in a cookie dough crust, and found myself with an instant Thanksgiving masterpiece. The rich, buttery cookie taste infused the pumpkin filling while baking. One taster described is as "pumpkin pie getting punched in the face by a chocolate chip cookie—but you know, in a good way."

Pumpkin Pie in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website.

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