Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cookie Cups

These were fun to make....and fun to eat! What a great idea from the Family Fun magazine. I've been all about edible ice cream bowls lately and when I saw these were made out of chocolate chip cookies I just had to give them a try!

Cookie Cups
Source: Family Fun Magazine

1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. miniature semisweet chocolate chips

To make the cookie cups, beat together the shortening, butter, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beating until combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour, then gradually stir them into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a flat disk, and wrap it in plastic. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Heat the oven to 375ยบ. Turn two 12-cup muffin tins bottom side up and cover 10 of the cup bottoms with squares of aluminum foil (use every other cup so there's some space between them). Grease the foil with shortening and set it aside. Unwrap 1 disk of dough, place it between 2 sheets of waxed paper, and roll it out to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 4-inch circles of dough and place each one over a cup bottom, smoothing out any cracks. Repeat with the other disk, rerolling and reusing any scraps.

Bake the cookie cups for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and cookies together from the muffin pan. Peel off the foil and let the cups cool completely on a rack. Just before serving, fill each cookie cup with a scoop of ice cream. Makes 10.

Additional Notes:
Using a spoon is completely optional!

And they are good to the last lick!