I kind of have a reputation to keep up at work. I love making cute and unique treats for birthdays and different ocassions. I like to try different things, like my Kit Kat Cake or Rose Engagement Cake. I saw a recipe for a deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie on Chocolate Covered Katie and thought I'd give it a try. This made me anxious - it isn't a cookie or muffin where I can try one and if it isn't great, stop at Jewel and buy something.
But I threw caution to the wind and decided to serve my unsuspecting coworkers a gluten-free, bean-filled cookie pie. To soften the blow and uphold my street cred, I also brought ice cream and chocolate syrup.
After my boss had a slice and said she loved her birthday treat, I told her my little secret. She and I both agreed it had a different "mouth feel," but was still good. However, as she told me, you could put chocolate chips on shoe leather and it would be delicious. Because there's nothing raw in this, it turns out very ooey gooey and rich tasting. The cake went fast, with no leftovers at the end of the day, and many people came back for seconds. I'm not sure if people actually loved it, because I'm not positive people would tell me if they didn't like it.
My thoughts on this recipe that it's good, but doesn't taste like a chocolate chip cookie. The flavor is different, but the texture is very similar. But, the beans are much healthier than conventional recipes. Just don't mind that chocolate and ice cream I put on top of mine ...