Originally Answered: What else can i make with these chocolate chip cookie ingredients?
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
1 piece pre-made pie dough
Whipped cream, for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place 1 piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides. Pinch and crimp the edges together to make a pretty pattern. Put the pie shell back into the freezer for 1 hour to firm up. Fit a piece of aluminum foil to cover the inside of the shell completely. Fill the shell up to the edges with pie weights or dried beans (about 2 pounds) and place it in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and pie weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dried out and beginning to color.
For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.
Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and top each piece with a generous amount of whipped cream.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dates, finely chopped
1 cup raisins (soaked in 2 T. rum)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
In a teacup or small bowl, soak raisins 10-15 minutes in 2 tablespoons rum.
Cream together butter and sugar, adding sugar gradually until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir together raisins, rum from soaking and applesauce; stir gently into mixture.
On a sheet of wax paper, sift together flour, soda, and spices, mixing well. Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients (first mixture). Stir in chopped nuts.
Turn batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until cake tester (or toothpick) inserted in center comes out clean.
Note: Craisins or fresh cranberries may be substituted for raisins. (Fresh cranberries do not need to be soaked).