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Cookie Bowls

Posted in Food, Photos, Random with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by Samantha Rose

So I saw these on Tumblr and thought it was a genius idea! So last night, me and my mom made some cookie dough and started trying to make these. They seem pretty easy at first. All you do is turn over a muffin tin, grease it, and then put cookie dough over the tin and bake it. Sounds simple, right? Yeah it’s not so easy. We learned pretty quickly that you need to put a cookie sheet underneath the muffin tin just in case the cookies grow too much and spill over the tin. (Luckily we caught ours before they started to spill). And the cookies grew a lot. Now we made chocolate chip cookie bowls, but we want to try using a different kind of cookie that maybe doesn’t grow as much. Anyway, we struggled quite a bit with several batches, but we finally figured it out! Here’s how we did our cookie bowls: (we used a log of cookie dough because it was firmer than our home-made recipe.)

Cut the log of cookie dough into pieces that measure about 5/8 of an inch.
Flatten each of the cookie dough pieces.
Grease the upside-down muffin tin and then put cupcake papers on every other spot so none of the cookies will be right next to each other (this is to stop them from really growing into each other. They still might a little bit, but it’s not as bad.)
Put the cookie dough pieces on top of the wrappers and form the dough around the wrapper (you want the dough to go down the wrapper a little bit. That way it will form a taller bowl.)
Put a cookie sheet under the pan just in case the cookies do grow too much.
Put in the oven (we used Albertsons’ cookie dough and we had to bake it for the maximum time–13  minutes).
After bowls are done baking, take out of the oven, but let them bake a little longer on the tin (we let ours sit for about 3 minutes. This hardens them up a little more.)
After the bowls have sat for a few minutes on the tin, flip the bowls onto a plate. Let them cool in the wrappers for about 5 minutes (This helps them hold the shape of the bowl.)
Gently peel the wrappers off and fill with ice cream, pudding, mousse, or whatever else sounds good to you!

Our finished cookie bowls

My cookie bowl filled with pudding and topped with whip cream

I hope this made sense! From what I’ve seen on Tumblr, a lot of people have been struggling with getting the bowls to hold their shape. So I hope this helped with that!