Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Cookie Bowls

The instructions for these cookie bowls called for forming them over an inverted cupcake pan, however, I wanted bigger (and thicker) ones because they were for a specific purpose and had to be strong enough to travel well, so I formed them over an inverted Texas size muffin pan.

DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO MAKE THESE COOKIE BOWLS USING ALL BUTTER. IT WILL NOT WORK. THE DOUGH WILL SPREAD AND NOT FORM A BOWL !!!!!


1/4 cup butter flavored shortening (no substitutions)

1/4 cup butter (room temperature)(no substitutions)

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


Beat together shortening, butter and sugars in a large bowl; add the egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT replace butter for the shortening in this recipe; if you do, the dough will spread too much while baking.


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. Preheat your oven to 375. Turn your cupcake (or muffin) pan upside down and cover every other one with foil.


NOTE: standard size cupcake pan requires a 4" circle of foil and the Texas size muffin pan requires a 6" circle of foil. Spray the foil with vegetable spray.


NOTE: I used the new no stick foil and didn't have to spray it at all.



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.



UPDATE: One friendly commentor for this recipe said that she used inverted cupcake papers instead of the foil and it worked well. That's brilliant, thank you!!



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) but don't remove the foil until the cookie bowl is completely cool. Fill just before serving.

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