Cookie Dough Bowls

I have been looking through Pinterest a lot lately to get different ideas on recipes, photo ideas, and stuff to do around the house.  I saw the idea to make cookie bowls on there and thought it was such a great idea.  Since changing up my work schedule I have found that I enjoy cooking and baking.  Pinterest has given me different spins on things I make already, as well as some new ideas…like this one.  How can you go wrong with a bowl shape cookie.  So many things you can put into that tasty bowl.  I made the cookie dough bowls this time with the intent to put ice cream in them and it was tasty.

So, how does one make a bowl out of cookie dough?  Well first, let’s make the dough.  Here is what you will need:


  • 1 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


  • Mixer
  • Muffin Pan
  • Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
  • Foil, nonstick is better.  If you don’t have nonstick, be sure to spray cooking oil onto the foil.
  • 3″ circle to cut the dough with
  • Rolling Pin


Beat together shortening, butter and sugars in a large bowl; add the egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed.  Mix in baking powder and salt.  Add in the flour and mix well.  Then finish by stirring in the chocolate chips.

Now that your dough is made it is time to get the bowls ready.  At this point when I made these I had to put the mixing bowl in the fridge for a bit because it was a hot day and my kitchen was a little too warm, so the dough was not stiff enough.

Tear off 2 large pieces of wax paper and place your ball of dough in between the two pieces.  Roll out your dough to 1/8 inch thickness.  Place the dough into the fridge, as is for about 1 hour.

Rolled out cookie dough.

While the dough is chilling you can get your muffin pan ready.  Turn your muffin pan upside down and cover every other one with foil.  You will need 10 pieces of foil.

This is what the muffin pan looks like when ready to go.

After the hour is up, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Pull out your dough and cut circles.  I had 10 circles when I was done.  Drape the dough circle over foil, smoothing cracks together and trimming to fit.

First set of circles cut.

Cookie dough bowl ready to go.

Bake 9-12 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, but don’t remove the foil  until the cookie bowl is completely cool.   Fill just before serving.

Cookie dough bowls cooled & ready to fill.

To Change it Up A Little:

  • For a bigger bowl use the Texas size muffin pan and make 6″ circles.
  • Filling ideas: pudding, berries & whip cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet






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