Chilled Cookies and Cream Pie

Chilled Cookies and Cream Pie

Who doesn’t love the taste of cookies and cream?

Oreos first debuted with their cookies and cream goodness in 1912. And since then they have remained a favorite treat for young and old alike. They have also become a kitchen staple for many delicious desserts. Today’s recipe features the chocolatey taste of this beloved cookie. But before we give you that recipe enjoy the story that brings to life one woman’s enduring love and the part that a cookies and cream pie played in keeping that love alive. Read the short story “6 pm” by Jon Frank.

Here is our version of a chilled cookies and cream pie.

We tweaked it, tasted it and it was a hit. Give it a try and then tell us how you liked it or send us a picture. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Chilled Cookies and cream Pie
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Chilled Cookies and Cream Pie

A chocolatey, from scratch, pie crust cradles a light and creamy cheesecake inspired filling that is loaded with crushed oreos then topped with homemade whipped cream garnished with more oreos. It doesn't get better than this.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 20 Oreo cookies crushed
  • 5 Oreo cookies crushed for garnish
Instructions
Pie crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a 9" deep dish pie pan with parchment paper. Grease and dust lightly with cocoa powder.

  3. Combine first 4 dry ingredients and mix well.

  4. Add melted butter and mix until thoroughly incorporated and resembles a soft dough.

  5. Press dough evenly into pie pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

  6. Set aside to cool.

Pie filling
  1. Beat the blocks of cream cheese until creamy.

  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until combined.

  3. Add in the cool whip and beat until very creamy then fold in the crushed Oreos and pour into cooled pie crust.

  4. Spread until evenly distributed and place into freezer.

Whipping cream
  1. Chill a metal bowl in the freezer until cold.

  2. Pour the heavy cream into chilled bowl add 1 tsp vanilla and beat on high until thickened and peaks form.

  3. Place the whipped cream into a piping bag with tip or a Ziplock with 1/4"  of the corner cut off and pipe the whipped cream over the entire pie.

  4. Garnish with Oreo pieces from 5 cookies.

Watch Episode 2 of When Fact Met Fiction to see how a scene with cookie wrappers became the inspiration for this recipe.


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Kale Salad

Asian Kale Salad with Craisins

Kale, the New and Old Superfood

The benefits of eating kale is all over the internet.

Kale is a brassica, which means it’s of the cabbage family. It is loaded with awesome buzzword goodness. It is packed full of fiber, iron, vitamins A, C and of course, K. It has calcium for your bones , antioxidants and best of all is low in fat.Kale Salad ingredients

With all of that power packed goodness no wonder a Samurai, like our hero in the following story, Kowareta and Nana would favor it. Take a moment to read it.

With a few simple ingredients you could be on your way to enjoying a light nutritious side dish like the recipe mentioned in the story above.

 

Here is our version of an Asian kale salad and add a mouthful of healthy flavor to your next meal.

Kale Salad
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Asian Kale Salad with Craisins
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Cuisine: Asian, Salads
Servings: 4 people
Author: Robin Liner
Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch kale
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds raw, slivered
  • 1 TBS olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese fresh grated
  • 1/4 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 1 cup cranberries dried
Instructions
  1. Remove the stems from the kale leaves. Cut the kale into small pieces and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add pressed or chopped garlic, salt and parmesan cheese and mix together.
  3. In a small skillet, on medium heat, combine the olive oil and almonds and sauté until lightly browned.
  4. Add the almonds and the dressing to the garlic mixture and mix well.
  5. Place the kale in with the garlic mixture and toss until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  6. Place on plates and garnish with a few dried cranberries if desired. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Asian Kale Salad With Craisins is mentioned in Episode 1 of When Fact Met Fiction. Here is the clip from that episode:


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Print out the recipe and as you make and serve some Asian Kale Salad w/ Craisins do it with the same heart of love that Nana shows for Kowareta.

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