A crazy thing happened to me last week.
I kind of made it to the final 5 in the food & drink category for the Blog Awards Ireland. Yeah I'm pretty surprised and ridiculously elated.
Who knew something I started as just a tiny little side hobby, and excuse to
I am up against some ridiculously string competition. The other four blogs I'm up against are incredible so just to be standing up against them is such a compliment.
The awards are being held on Saturday. So everyone whose going, have a fabulous time (unfortunately I couldn't make it, gutting especially since I'm a finalist) and good luck to ever single finalist.
Moving away from that crazy news I have something warm and scrummy to fill your tummy with.
I don't know if they do them anymore but I remember when I lived in Essex going into Pizza Hut and after devouring my weight in stuffed crust Hawaiian pizza that I spotted, on the dessert menu no less, a warm skillet cookie served with vanilla ice cream. Before that sizzling skillet of goodness arrived at my table I had no idea what it actually was but since the description contained 'Cookie Dough' and 'Ice cream' I thought it had to be pretty darn good and when that waiter placed that pudding in front of me I knew I was right.
We all love warm, gooey cookies, right? And we all love Ice Cream!? Need I sell this too you anymore?
I do?! Right well. I decided since it was October. The month for pumpkin carvers to revel in delight, I thought lets shove a few spices and a few tablespoons of pumpkin in there. Oh wait and a truck load of white and milk chocolate chips for good measure.
And what presented itself out of the oven was a spiced, heart warming, gooey cookie dough dessert from the gods.
Can you tell I was pretty enamoured with this pizookie (A cookie and a pizza make a Pizookie, totally makes sense now) and all me and the family had to do was grab a spoon and dig right in.
Now it lasted us 3 as a dessert over two days, it would have been pretty piggish if we'd eaten it all in one sitting. Although no doubt if noone had been looking I would have polished this baby of quite easily.
And it's easy to make. Mix everything up in one bowl. Press it down into a pie tin or a skillet and bake.
Have I sold it too you now? Yes? Good. Now go and make it. Your family/Housemates/Pets will thank you for it.
115g / 1/2 Cup Butter
85g / 1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
85g / 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Caster Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tbsp / 55g Canned Pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Ginger
1/4 Tsp All-Spice
200g / 1 & 1/2 Cup Plain Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
100g / 1/2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
100g / 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 170c/340f
In a large mixing bowl beat your butter and sugars together till light and fluffy.
Then beat in your egg, followed by the vanilla extract.
Stir in the pumpkin puree and spices.
Now fold in the flour and baking powder till just combined and follow by folding in all the chocolate chips.
Press the cookie dough down into a pie tin or a skillet and pop into your oven to bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
Once baked allow it to cool slightly for 5 minutes or so and then dig in with a spoon.