Two of my many :) favorite desserts are Strawberry Shortcake and P’zookies.
Never heard of a P’zookie? Well…it’s an absolutely delicious dessert made by pressing raw chocolate chip cookie down into the bottom of a ramekin, baking it half way, and then topping it with your favorite (usually vanilla) ice cream on top while it’s still warm. At least, that’s how I’ve always had them. Sounds yummy huh? It is!
I’m not really sure why, but the other day, I thought it would be fun to mix those two desserts together to see how it would taste.
Verdict? Delicious, of course. :)
I didn’t use chocolate chip cookie dough because that actually sounds semi-gross to me. Instead I ran with the cake component and used yellow cake mix to make a cake mix sugar cookie dough. Which made it all even simpler!
Here’s the quick, easy recipe:
Strawberry Shortcake P’zookies
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup of oil
1 quart of high quality strawberry ice cream (I like Breyers)
Optional: fresh, diced strawberries
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil.
3. Press about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of the dough into the bottom of a ramekin…or two or three. ;)
4. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. You decide how “done” you want it. I like it on the raw side, but crispy is delicious as well.
5. Pull the ramekins out the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes. Set your ice cream out to thaw a little as well.
6. Top of the warm cookie dough with a large scoop of strawberry ice cream and some fresh diced strawberries.
7. Eat immediately. Enjoy!
*Tip: Store leftover dough in an airtight container in the fridge for up to about three days. When you want to make another P’zookie, simply pull out the dough, press into a ramekin, bake, and enjoy!
Yes…we don’t own an ice cream scoop. With how much ice cream we eat, it’s kind of a shame. And yet, I still always forget to buy one at the store and we make do.
Taking pictures was tricky. The ice cream started to melt fast.
And my boys were melting into impatience even faster. They kept asking, can I eat it now!?
They got the two smaller ones and I got the big one. What you don’t give yourself more dessert because you’re bigger? :) I do.
I shouldn’t have this time though. As good as this is, it is on the rich side. When I made this later for my husband and me, I found the smaller ramekins to be the perfect portion.
Nevermind that we had it a couple of times per day until all the dough was gone.
Happy Summer Eats!