Cookie Dough Cobbler

Cookie Dough (Cherry) Cobbler:
This cobbler can be made with any fruit-pie filling.

Last night, I hosted a Fuller House viewing party.  The turnout was better than I had hoped.  It was great to see those little girls all grown up.  It totally felt like a blast from the past.

By the next morning, parents who had grown up with Full House had taken to social media to complain about the show, owing to some inappropriate references and innuendos peppered throughout the series.  They were all expecting the wholesomeness of its predecessor, so that they could watch it with their children, but they weren’t getting it.

Here is what I have to say about this:

We watched these little girls (Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin) on television when we were little girls (and boys).  But now we have grown up and so have they, so we can’t exactly put those little girls into a time capsule and just expect their characters to continue where they left off, can we?  We all wanted to find out about the women these beloved characters had developed into today.  We turned into women (and men) and so have they, adult humor and all.

Besides, IMDb has an excellent user-generated parental guide.  Parents should be able to make informed decisions about what they feel comfortable allowing their children to watch.  Someone told me that she and her husband watched Fuller House after the kids went to bed.  This was a great idea because then they were able to decide if it was appropriate for their five year old, and have a date night at the same time.

Now, for the reason you clicked through to this post:

Cookie Dough Cobbler

For my event, I presented my guests with a little dessert I had made up earlier in the day.

When I say that I “made it up,” I really mean that I actually MADE IT UP.  This little baby came straight from my imagination.

No recipe.  No guide.  No problem.

It was such a hit that even my friend, who does not eat peanuts, requested to smell it up close!

Please comment below with your opinions, questions and suggestions.  A photo gallery is at the bottom.

Cookie Dough Cobbler

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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20160226_182249Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Ready to Bake!® Sugar Cookies 16 oz. (1 LB) 453g package
  • Butter or margarine
  • Duncan Hines Comstock® No Sugar Added Cherry 20 oz. can (or other fruit filling)
  • Pinch of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ c of Diamond of California Finely Diced Walnuts
  • Sprinkle of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 9×9-inch pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing and serving spoons

Directions:

First, preheat oven to 350̊F.

For Layer 1:

  1. Grease a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  2. Using your fingers, smash a layer of half of the Pillsbury Ready to Bake!® Sugar Cookies into the bottom of the pan, creating a single layer of dough. That would be about 12 cookie dough rounds.
  3. Bake this layer for about 5 minutes.

For Layer 2:

  1. In a bowl, combine the cherry filling, the pumpkin pie spice and the diced walnuts. Mix well.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and spread the filling over the dough.

For Layer 3:

  1. Place the remaining dough balls over the filling. Brush little bits of butter over each ball. Sprinkle PB2 over the top.
  2. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the top layer cookie rounds begin to brown and the filling begins to bubble. Cool before serving. You can test the dough by scraping a bit off the cookie topping.

Warnings:

Be careful when testing the cookie topping right after baking as it is very hot!

Serving suggestions:

Cookie Dough Cobbler can be served warm or cold, or warm with ice cream.

 

 

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