Hungry Happenings: Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl

Friday, June 6, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl

Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl | HungryHappenings.com

After my successful attempt at making a 100% Edible White Chocolate Popcorn Bowl, I thought it would be fun to try other recipes to see what would hold it's shape well enough to be used as a serving bowl. I've seen small chocolate chip cookie bowls, but have never seen one this big. 

After a few attempts at making an edible bowl large enough to hold other cookies, I realized that a traditional chocolate chip dough spreads too much to work.

Believe me, I tried three different recipes. I even froze the dough overnight, thinking that would help. Nope. Each time I ended up with cracks and holes and cookie dough sliding off the bowl I used as a mold.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl | HungryHappenings.com

So I needed to find a dough with brown sugar in it, so it resembled the taste of a chocolate chip cookie, but wouldn't spread. I knew I wouldn't match the flavor exactly, but at this point I was more concerned about the look of the edible bowl than the taste. A good cookie was all I needed.

I didn't need to search my recipe arsenal for very long before I found the cut out cookie recipe from Georganne of LilaLoa. Her recipe uses brown sugar, but really does not spread. I made a batch, tossed in some mini chocolate chips, shaped it around a non-stick tin foil lined bowl, baked it and hoped for the best.

Large Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl | HungryHappenings.com

When the timer went off at the 20 minute mark, I turned on my oven light, and happily found the dough formed around the glass bowl looked perfect. 

I crossed my fingers and baked it another 10 minutes. When I pulled it from the oven it was golden brown and in the perfect bowl shape. 

After the bowl cooled I piled in a bunch of candy filled cookies. To make these cookies, I just chopped up a variety of candy bars and used them in place of chocolate chips in my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I wanted the cookies to look a bit different than the bowl, but have a great chocolate chip cookie flavor. These were perfect.

These bowls would be great for parties or to use as gifts. If your dad is a cookie monster like mine, this would be a really fun present for Father's Day.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl

PRINTABLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BOWL RECIPE

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder 
1 3/4 - 2 cups flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Supplies:

3 cup bowl
Reynolds non-stick tin foil

Instructions:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Dough

Make cookie dough. Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat until well combined. Combine salt and baking powder with 1 1/2 cups of flour. Add to wet ingredients and stir just to combine. If the dough is sticky add the remaining 1/4 cup flour, if not, then just skip it. Stir in mini chocolate chips.

Line the outside of the bowl with non-stick tin foil, making sure the non-stick side is facing out.

Roll out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Roll the cookie dough out into a large circle. Drape it over the tin foil lined bowl, cut off any excess dough. Freeze for 30 minutes.

Sorry, I missed taking a picture of this step.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Baking a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Bake chocolate chip cookie dough bowl for 30-36 minutes until golden brown.

Allow cookie bowl to cool for about 20 minutes then lift it up off the bowl. Allow it to cool completely.

Large Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

This is the only shot I got of it before I filled the bowl with cookies. You can see what I deal with while trying to shoot pictures. I have panes in all my windows, so I the light has to be just right or I get lines all over my food. Oh, so fun!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Serving Bowl | HungryHappenings.com

Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and store at room temperature. Do NOT put it in an airtight container or it will get too soft and break. (Yes, I did that with one of the bowls I made.)

Fill with yummy cookies before serving.


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45 comments:

  1. If I made those cookies in the bowl, I would have to package it up so fast, because I would want to pull off piece after piece of the bowl. Then the cookies would spill out and I would have to eat those too! Super cute idea for father's day!

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    1. I kept this for a few days to serve at a party, and it was hard not breaking into it.

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  2. Oh My...!!... I'm speechless.... I love it!, I'll make it this weekend to watch the GoT episode! =) thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Have fun making your chocolate chip cookie bowl and watching the GoT episode.

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  3. Yes, yes, yes, and omg yes!

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  4. I wouldn't know which one to eat first! Such a great idea!

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  5. I'm completely "bowled over"! What a great idea. I agree with you.. this is perfect for all those cookie monsters!

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  6. Wow, this looks incredible - a fun, delicious and unique idea :)

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  7. Edible cookies bowl, omg yesss, I mean big YES!!!

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  8. I'm pooling ideas for great ideas for my BFFs twin shower that will be at an outdoor venue with family coming and going. I'm thinking this makes the top of the list for things to make people stop and hang out!!

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  9. in the ingredients you have baking powder, in the instructions it's baking soda. Which one? This sounds and looks so good for a fun time by all. Thanks :)

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    1. Oh, wow, I'm so glad you caught that. Sorry about that. The recipe is correct, it is Baking powder. Thank you so much for pointing it out. I'll go fix it now:)

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  10. I love it. This is such a great idea. I have got to try this. Pinning.

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  11. I love this! Can't wait to have an excuse to give it a go!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

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  13. Genius!! Question...do you have to wait till what's inside the bowl to eat the bowl? ;)

    Pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Perfect...you answered my question...What to get a dad who has everything for Father's Day. Thank you!

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  15. Cookie bowls?!?! What a fantastic idea. Like others have said, it's great for Father's Day. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  16. A thought has just wandered across my mind: coat the inside of the bowl with chocolate - then serve icecream in it...

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    1. Thomas, that is a brilliant idea! I love it:)

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  17. Crikey! What a great idea. A cookie bowl...literally. Love this!

    Stopping by from Two Cup!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  18. Imagine eating a bowl of those chocolate chip cookie cereal in that bowl....

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  19. I just love the cookie bowl! I just recently figured out chocolate bowls. So now I want to make this! Thank you! I'm glad I found you on What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  20. I made something like this but instead of a bowl I made glasses with them. You coat the inside with melted chocolate, wait till it hardens then fill the cookie glass with milk. Milk and cookies in one.

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  21. First the popcorn and now, THIS! A cookie lovers' dream come true!

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  22. This look incredibly delicious and unique! Can you please tell me whether you used light or dark brown sugar? Thanks :)

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  23. This looks incredible and it's so cute! Can you please tell me whether you used light or dark brown sugar? Thank you :)

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    1. I used light brown sugar, but if you want a stronger molasses flavor then you can use dark. Either will work fine in the recipe.

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  24. What a fantastic idea. Not only tasty, but so practical as it saves washing up :-) Do you have the ingredients in grams as well, Beth? I always seem to find so many different measurements to the American/Canadien "Cup". Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Nadia,
      I used this converter to figure this out. http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/flour_volume_weight.html

      Use
      100 grams brown sugar
      50 grams granulate (white) sugar
      218 grams all purpose flour (up to 250 grams)

      I hope that helps.

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  25. I really LOVE your ideas, thanks for sharing :)

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  26. What is the recipe for the cookies inside the bowl?? They look super tasty as well.

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    1. The recipe is here - http://www.hungryhappenings.com/2014/06/smiley-face-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
      Just swap out candy and candy bar pieces for the chocolate chips in the recipe.

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  27. as a pothead, i approve, highly lol

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