So, in honor of my favorite song, I made a Santa Pie for this month's You Want Pies With That? Anne of Anne Strawberry made the best decision when she chose holiday songs as this month's theme. I absolutely loved the theme because it allowed for so much creativity. The pie was supposed to be inspired by your favorite holiday song and it took me about 28.7 seconds to decide on a pie that in some way incorporated Santa's favorite cookie. The filling was easy because I figured if Santa loved chocolate chip cookies he'd had to love all things chocolate too. The pie was a lot of fun and so easy to make. This pie would be perfect for Santa because it would give him a sugar rush that would get him through his millions and billions of stops.
1/2 Recipe for chocolate chip cookies (I used this recipe)
Crushed candy cane for decoration
Butter the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan. Use about half of the cookie dough to cover the bottom of the springform pan. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. (Bottom)
Make small, round cookies with the other half of the dough and bake for about 10 minutes. (Sides)
While the cookies are warm, stick the round cookies into the bottom. Let it cool completely.
6 oz of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Set aside and let it cool slightly.
Place the heavy cream in a medium bowl and beat with an electic mixer on medium high until it holds soft peaks.
Slowly fold the melted chocolate into the heavy cream until well blended.
Place in the fridge until ready to use.
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Combine the cream and sugar in a small bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium high until it holds soft peaks. Place in fridge until ready to use.
Once the crust has cooled completely spoon the mousse onto the cookie and spread evenly.
Then, spoon the whipped cream and spready evenly.
Top with crushed candy canes refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.