Here’s a quick tutorial on how to transform a childhood favorite into a dinner party worthy dessert. I’m talking about Cookies and Cream for grown ups.
Start with your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Here’s my personal go-to recipe:
1. Instead of baking the cookies as normal, press the dough into a Mini Wonder Mold Pan or a ball pan. I picked mine up from Michael’s a while ago. I was actually looking for a ball pan at the time and this was all they had. But one project’s trash is another project’s treasure. The shape is perfect for our Cookie Cups.
2. You want to get as thin a layer of cookie dough as possible. It will expand a lot when it bakes. Add a little extra dough to the bottom for reinforcement.
3. Bake them for 10 minutes at 325f. Take them out and press the dough against the sides of the pans with a spoon. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes. The outside of the bowls should be golden brown. Turn the oven to broil, place the cups back in for a few minutes (watch closely) just until the inside of the cups start to turn golden. Remove from oven and cool.
4. Fill with ice cream and enjoy!
I can’t wait to try this with other types of dough.
Filled with strawberries and whipped cream?…..
Update: Show & Tell: Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups includes tips to make your cookie cups look the best they can and a great (and easy) strawberry mouse recipe. Plus details on a give away for the mold to make these great desserts!