Baltimore Cookie Pie (it’s the Bomb)

This is one of the three great food things Baltimore is famous for.  The “bomb” pie is a chess pie, a southern staple with a lot of chocolate and eggs.  Now my wife drove the bus on this one at my request and took it to a new level.  She had the idea to add frosted chocolate chip cookies instead of just frosted cookies.  Genius!
Pre-made pie crust (one of my family’s great secrets is my Mom used store bought pies crusts and claimed she made  them).  
Chocolate chip cookies (homemade or store-bought — your choice)
If you live in the Baltimore/ Washington area, you buy Berger’s cookies, or you can make these:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix flour, salt and baking powder and set aside
Beat butter and sugar
Alternate adding sour cream and eggs, beating after each addition
Add vanilla
Combine the flour mixture with butter mixture
Bake for 10 minutes at 375; let cool
(You’re going to have too many cookie – Oh dang)
4 tablespoons butter
3 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate
4 oz dark or unsweetened chocolate (how sweet do you want it?)
2 tablespoon corn syrup
Place ingredients in a sauce pan on low; stir until butter and chocolate melt and mixture is smooth
Let cool and thicken for 20 minutes
Frost the cookies
Frost the chocolate chip cookies
(The thicker the frosting, the better!)
4 oz unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
Combine sugar, brown sugar, and melted butter and whip until combined
Add salt
Add vanilla and beat
Add eggs one at a time and beat for  two minutes
Mix all ingredients together
Chop each cookie into 4 or 5 pieces
Reduce oven heat to 350
Using pre-made pie crust in 9’ pie pan
Place chopped cookies in pie shell
Pour filling oven cookies
Make sure the the cookies are covered
Use a fork to press down any cookies that are sticking out
(You might want to put foil on the edges of the pie crust to prevent burning)
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
Remove foil
Bake for an additional 10 minutes
Make sure a toothpick come out clean
Let cool for one hour
If you have left over frosting, drizzle on top of the pie for dramatic effect.
bomb pie 1
bomb pie 5

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