Edible Ice cream bowls

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These cute cookie cups can be made very quickly and are a cute way to serve your ice cream. This can be made with plain old tollhouse dough or homemade dough.

All that is needed is a muffin pan and some cookie dough. Just flip the muffin pan over, spray the bottom, and stick the dough on top. Image
Here is a quick chocolate chip cookie dough recipe:

Try for a fun change: Mint chocolate chips, or butterscotch chocolate chips!

What you’ll need
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
How to make it
To make the cookie cups, beat together the shortening, butter, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beating until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour, then gradually stir them into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a flat disk, and wrap it in plastic. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Heat the oven to 375º. Turn two 12-cup muffin tins bottom side up and cover 10 of the cup bottoms with squares of aluminum foil (use every other cup so there’s some space between them). Grease the foil with shortening and set it aside.

Unwrap 1 disk of dough, place it between 2 sheets of waxed paper, and roll it out to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 4-inch circles of dough and place each one over a cup bottom, smoothing out any cracks. Repeat with the other disk, rerolling and reusing any scraps.

Bake the cookie cups for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and cookies together from the muffin pan. Peel off the foil and let the cups cool completely on a rack. Just before serving, fill each cookie cup with a scoop of ice cream. Makes 10.

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Baking Tips 101

Here are some tips for baking:

  1. Always put your recipes in a plastic sleeve, so they will not be ruined
  2. To keep track of what you have and haven’t done you can cross off the ingredients (inside of the plastic sleeve) with an erasable marker. This way when you finish cooking or baking you can just erase the marks with a whiteboard eraser.
  3. Try to print out your recipes, to avoid a mess on computer
  4. Clean up as you go along to avoid large mess building up.
  5. Try to always keep a damp cloth nearby to avoid using wipes too much
  6. Baking should be exact, while cooking can be estimates

Hope that helps! Happy baking!