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My homemade Pizzookie; and Naan with tikka masasla sauce from a local Indian restaurant
This week was a mix of highs and lows: the super-stressful of redoing my room (giant amoeba-shaped paint spill included) today contrasting the calm serenity from reading and finishing 1984 (incredible read by the way) and my dad finally turning on the beloved air conditioning. But through all the ups and downs one thing remains constant: my love of food. Specifically, chocolate chip cookies. Bad day? Bake a few. Really bad day? Just eat the dough with a spoon. Sit in Modge Podge while wearing your favorite white shorts and spill a half gallon of paint on your carpet? Shove three cookies' worth of dough into a ramekin and top with ice cream and the food of angels: whipped cream. Point is, I made a Pizzookie, and you can see how I did it after the jump. Other point is that cookies solve all of life's problems.
Now in my neck of the woods, we have a restaurant called B.J.'s Brewery. I don't know if they're as common as the rest of the us, but I pity you if you've never been to one. Their deep-dish pizza is pretty amazing, but the real joy is their dessert: a piping hot giant chocolate-chip cookie served in a tart dish a la mode, known as a Pizzookie. It's just as amazing as it sounds, which is why I decided to make one. But my Pizzookie is gourmet. I know this because it is topped with sea salt, and all gourmet things are topped with sea salt. This dish is SO gourmet, in fact, that.....
I made it with store-bought cookie dough. Because it was on hand, and frankly it tastes almost as good.
Anyway, to make this homemade delight, press cookie dough into any old ramekin. Cover the bottom with a half inch thick layer of the dough....
then sprinkle the sea salt on top. That's it, really.