It was my turn to pick this week and I chose the section in July Living with the chocolate chip cookie desserts. I made the chocolate tart with the chocolate chip cookie crust. I knew going in that this was going to be a lot of work – first you have to make the cookies, then you use them to make the crust, then you make the filling and bake that. You could definitely just buy pre-made cookies to make this crust if you wanted to.
Apparently, I was a little impatient, or it was just so dang hot that the cookies never really cooled, so when I whizzed them up in the Cuisinart with the melted butter, the whole thing turned chocolate since the chips were not set.
The tart filling was not hard to make and baked up nicely.
Here’s the recipe for the tart (I didn’t think there was anything special about the cookies):
16 choc chip cookies, finely ground, 2 cups
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
Mix cookie crumb and butter then press into a 9 1/2 inch tart shell with removable bottom. Refrigerate 30 min. Then bake at 350 for 10-12 min. Make the filling by bringing cream to boil and pouring over chocolate. Stir in other ingredients after chocolate has melted. Pour into the shell and bake at 300 for 20-24 min until the edges are set.
This looked pretty and cut nicely. It was way too rich for me though, like eating candy. We cut one small slice, everyone had a taste, and off it went to Mr. MarthaAndMe’s office for others to enjoy. It was very good, but not something I could ever actually eat more than a couple little bites of.
I thought that this was a fun project and it looks like we will all have chosen something slightly different. I made the ice cream sandwiches. We have enjoyed the cookies at work today. They sure did have a lot of sugar and butter though. This looks like a fun dessert though Brette – and probably a Good Thing that you only want a tiny bit – all those calories!
I agree they were kind of greasy. I would probably stick with the Toll House recipe which is what I usually use. Going to see yours right now.
I imagine the tart was very decadent! I thought the ice cream sandwiches were a bit over the top too. Here’s my post. http://sassysuppers.blogspot.com/2011/07/martha-monday-chocolate-chip-cookie-ice.html
This looks like a rich decadent chocolate tart. Yummy with a nice cup of coffee. I had to skip the desserts as we are a small family that can’t finish any dessert and I would hate to see it go to waste.
I just make them and give them away. I really enjoy the baking but don’t want to eat it all.