Ice cream is a favorite in our house. We love to make our own and we also buy it at the store. Our favorite ice cream has been on hiatus this summer and it finally returned to stores a few weeks ago. I knew that to celebrate we really needed to live it up! What better way to enjoy your favorite ice cream than with a edible cookie bowl? I mean, come on! You really can’t beat that.
What I love about these bowls is that they are super simple to make. You’ve probably seen them on Pinterest and likely highlighted as a “pintastrophe” but I’m here to tell you the secret to perfect cookie bowls every. single. time. All you need is aluminum foil and PAM Cooking Spray. So simple! And when you get the cookie bowls right every time, you spend less time cleaning up and more time scarfing your ice cream with the family, right?
To make the cookie bowls, grab your favorite cookie dough. I made them with chocolate chip cookie dough since we were having vanilla ice cream. But you can try all kinds of variations. Snickerdoodle is amazing with vanilla also. I love to do sugar cookies with fruit ice cream or sorbet. You could do an oatmeal raisin with cinnamon ice cream. Seriously the possibilities are endless. You can also do homemade dough or store bought dough. Whatever floats your boat.
So once you have the dough here’s the step-by-step. Grab your muffin tin and invert it. You might want to give it a good washing first since the underside might not be as clean as the inside. Next place a square of aluminum foil over each cup and let it hang down onto the flat part of the tin. This step is critical.
The next step is critical too. You need to spay the foil topped cups with PAM Cooking Spray. Give it a good generous coat. Don’t worry if you get excess cooking spray all over your pan. You’ll need it in case the cookies spill over the foil area. PAM Cooking Spray leaves 99% less residue* than margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays, so your muffin pan will be oh-so-easy to clean afterwards.
Once you have the PAM Cooking Spray coating the foil, shape your dough over each foil covered cup. I like to do mine about 1/8 – 1/4” thick. Then bake according to your cookie dough recipe and adjust based on thickness. For my chocolate chip cookie cups I bakes for 11 minutes. Once they come out of the oven, let them cool.
After they’ve cooled, grab a corner of the foil and carefully lift each cookie cup off the muffin tin. Then easily pull the foil square away from the finished cookie cup. Done! Your bowl is all set for your favorite ice cream!
- Cookie Dough
- PAM Cooking Spray
- Aluminum Foil
- Invert your muffin tin and cover each cup with 1 piece of aluminum foil.
- Generously spray each foil covered cup with PAM Cooking Spray.
- Shape cookie dough around cup.
- Bake according to dough instructions adjusting as needed for size and thickness.
- Allow to cool.
- Use foil to carefully remove each cup from the muffin tin.
- Finally remove foil from each cup.
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* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times.
PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.