Disclosure: I am a Blog Ambassador for Walkers Shortbread. I was provided free product to try and was not compensated for this post. All thoughts are my own.
Do any of you recall the lemon blueberry pie I made last month? I had made the crust of that pie with 2 different flavored boxes of Walkers Shortbread cookies and it was so delicious! I also shared with you my excitement of being selected as a blog ambassador for Walkers! Each month I receive a different shipment of goodies that I get to play with and develop a new recipe for and a new theme each month! This months theme is Easy Entertaining for the Dog Days of summer, so my shipment included four boxes of the adorable Scottie Dogs. Two were the Pure Butter Shortbread flavor, and two were their newest flavor, Pure Butter Shortbread Chocolate!
When I think of summer entertaining and desserts, chocolate always comes to mind. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate? So I decided to develop a delicious Chocolate Cream Pie recipe, crushing and mixing both types of cookies for the shortbread crust, topped with heaps of homemade whipped cream and decorated with more adorable Scottie Dogs! The chocolate pie filling is smooth and just the right amount of sweetness, it compliments the crust wonderfully and the only baking you do is just a few minutes for the crust! Perfect for busy summer gathering and a definite crowd pleaser. The recipe is below – right after the fun giveaway!
The Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs were released in January 2012 and quickly became the fastest selling item! What’s awesome about these cuties is that for each 3.9 ounce carton (contains 9 cookies) sold, Walkers donates $.10 per unit sale to the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty® (ASPCA®)! For the larger 7.8 ounce (contains 18 cookies) Scottie Dog tin they donate $.20 per unit sale! Now they have come out with an equally adorable Pure Butter Shortbread CHOCOLATE Scottie Dog, and I got to try them both out with my recipe. These are so delicious, and of course made with the signature Walkers Shortbread recipe – containing only the best ingredients!
Currently if you go to walkersus.com to purchase any Scottie Dog carton or tin, in addition to the $.10 they would normally donate to ASPCA per unit sale, they will also donate an additional $1.00 PER PURCHASE in my blog’s name! Use the code KMHSCOTTIES and get free shipping off any order over $25.00. This cause is one that is especially close to my heart, as I am a dog owner and lover. The minimum that Walkers will donate to ASPCA is $50,000 for this year! Isn’t that amazing?
Chocolate Shortbread Crust Ingredients:
- 1 box Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs
- 1 box Pure Butter Shortbread Chocolate Scottie Dogs
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1-1/2 cup whole milk
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 5 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs
- 4 Pure Butter Shortbread Chocolate Scottie Dogs
- chocolate shavings
|While the pie is chilling, add all whipped cream ingredients in a mixing bowl, and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over the pie – there will be a lot!|