When I saw this idea on the Wilton website I couldn’t believe how cute it was! Making cookie bowls is such a great idea for kids birthdays, elegant dinner parties, or any dessert table display. You can fill these with ice cream, pudding, berries, etc. Of course the website showcases their specialty pan but you should also be able to use a regular muffin tin. Here is the sugar cookie recipe from Wilton, for cookie dough but one reviewer said she also used refrigerator cookie dough and the result was perfect. Let me know if you give it a try!
Sugar Cookie Recipe for Cookie Bowls via Wilton
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the outside of each bowl cavity of Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan with vegetable pan spray.
In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
Roll out dough on generously-floured surface to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut 4-1/2 in. circles from dough.. Drape one circle over each bowl cavity of pan, pressing to form smooth surface.
Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie cups are firm and golden brown. Cool on pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Loosen bottom edges of cookies from pan using small spatula. Carefully remove cups from pan and cool completely. Wash, dry and spray pan; repeat with remaining dough. Makes 12 bowls.
NOTE: With several responses reporting failed attempts at this, my thought is that maybe a shortbread recipe would work better since it doesn’t tend to expand like other cookie doughs. Just a thought…