Whoever thought these up was one smart cookie (ha!). This idea brought to you thanks to twentytwowords.com.
Let me warn you, though, there are a few things to remember when making cookie bowls.
- Even on a “nonstick” muffin tin, the cookies can still stick — at least, they did for me. Use cooking spray or, better yet, paper liners (or in this case, covers). Attempt #1 was a disaster save for the fact that we still ended up with cookies in the end.
- Don’t use too much dough. Again, speaking from experience here. Lest you want cookie dough flowing like lava all over the muffin tin, moderate the amount.
- You have to shape the dough around the cup, not just set it on top. I learned this from failed attempt #2 when I ended up with “chaise lounges” instead of nice symmetrical bowls. When left on its own, cookie dough will go wherever it pleases.
- Apparently, the colder your butter, the less likely the cookies are to spread. I just used dough I had refrigerated.