Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cookie Bowls

If you are searching  for a fun and inexpensive way to jazz up your dessert table, look no further than these cookie bowls. Just turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila - there you have it. 

I saw this idea on the  Wilton website and I couldn’t believe how cute it was! They are so easy to do, but and you can fill them with anything from pudding, ice cream, berries or cheesecake. There are loads of possibilities. You can also make the cookie bowls ahead of time and freeze them unfilled.

The website shows their own speciality baking pan, but you should be able to use any muffin tin.

The recipe they use has had mixed reviews, so here is one from that has been tried and tested over at Coleen's Recipes. She also recommends you don't use all butter in your recipe, as it wont hold its shape and will sag. Or...you could always use ready made, chilled dough.

Cookie Bowls

1/4 cup butter flavoured shortening
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1½ cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  •  Preheat your oven to 375.
  • Beat together shortening, butter and sugars in a large bowl; add the egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. 
  • Mix the flour and baking powder and gradually stir them into the batter; stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Put batter into a large plastic bag and flatten into a disk; chill for at least an hour. 
  • Turn your cupcake (or muffin) pan upside down and cover every other one with foil. Spray with cooking oil.
  • Roll the chilled cookie dough  (between two pieces of waxed paper) out to about 1/8th inch or about the same as pie dough. 
  • Cut circles and drape over foil, smoothing cracks together and trimming to fit.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool on the pan for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, gently lift them off of the pan (use the tip of a butter knife to lift one corner first)
  • Don't  remove the foil  until the cookie bowl is completely cool.
  • Fill just before serving. 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

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