Grandma Barb's Cookie/Cake Pie

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Introduction: Grandma Barb's Cookie/Cake Pie

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I work with a lot of older folks in my day job and Grandma Barb and I got to talking about simple desserts and baking. As I told her, and as you all know, I am a dangerously inept baker, so simple desserts are a-okay with me! This is a recipe she recommended I make for our local hackerspace gathering!

Needed:

  • 1 bag Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 3/4 stick of butter
  • Pie filling of your choice (I chose apple)
  • 2 eggs
  • 9x9 round baking pan

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

...to 350!

Step 2: Get Your Ingredients Together in One Bowl

Using a bowl large enough for all of the ingredients, put in your sugar cookie mix, 2 eggs, and 1 stick of softened butter. For the butter, I often microwave it for 10-15 seconds. The interior of the stick of butter will melt, but not the outside.

Step 3: Mix, Mix, Mix!

Using just a fork or spoon, I mixed this up! No need for a mixer or anything fancy like that.

Step 4: Make the Bottom Half

Put about 2/3rds of the mix into the pan and spread it evenly on the bottom. You can use your fingers to press this down or in my case, a fork works very well as well.

Step 5: Add Fruit!

Put the pie fruit filling on top of this! I chose apples, but I've been told that any pie filling will work.

Step 6: Dollop the Remaining Batter

Once you've got your fruit set, you'll want to put small clumps of the rest of the sugar cookie batter onto the top. I just used my fork for this, clearly not worrying about whether the clumps were round or equal in size :).

Step 7: Bake at 350 for 50 Minutes and Enjoy!

50 minutes sounds like a long time, and at first I worried that it'd be too much time! But when it came out, it was perfect!

The little clumps on top became a crust, and the apples kept the batter underneath it moist. It was almost like an apple pie...cake....

Serve with ice cream and enjoy!

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