Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dessert

I made this new dessert last week when my sweet friend Dory and her family were here for a visit. I found it on the Betty Crocker website as one of the 2009 recipe winners. It was super easy to put together and super yummy if you are a fan of chocolate chip cookie dough. (And other than my child who hates chocolate, who isn't a fan of chocolate chip cookie dough?)

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 egg
1 bottle Magic Shell chocolate topping
1 half gallon container chocolate chip-cookie dough ice cream, softened

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, make 5 cookies by dropping dough by tablespoonfuls. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Meanwhile, press remaining dough in pan, using moistened fingers (dough will be sticky). Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread 1/2 of bottle of chocolate topping over baked crust. Freeze 10 to 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Meanwhile, remove ice cream from freezer to soften. Spread softened ice cream evenly over chocolate-topped crust. Crumble 5 baked cookies; sprinkle over ice cream layer. Drizzle remaining chocolate topping over cookie crumbs. Cover; freeze 2 hours. To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before cutting. (do not try to cut out this step- or the dessert will be frozen as hard as a rock!)