7/01/2008

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bowls


What do you do with a crowd of hungry kiddos in the summer? Serve ice cream, of course! What do you do if you don't want to do dishes or waste paper bowls? Serve it in a chocolate chip cookie bowl, of course! This great recipe is from Family Fun and is perfect for an outdoor summertime treat. These are super easy to make so make a whole bunch ahead of time, grab some ice cream and spray whipped cream, and you have an unforgettable yummy dessert!!
Ice Cream Cookie Cups
Ingredients
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. white sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. miniature chocolate chips
Beat shortening, butter, and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Add baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide dough in half, shape each half into a flat disk and wrap in plastic. Chill the dough at least 2 hrs in the fridge. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Turn two 12-cup muffin tins bottom side up and cover 10 of the cups with aluminum foil (5 on each pan--leave every other cup empty so there's some space between them). Spray the foil with nonstick spray.

Unwrap 1 disk of dough, place it between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll it out to 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, re-rolling and reusing any scraps. Bake the cookie cups for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Let the cool for 10 minutes then remove the foil and cookies from muffin pan. Peel off foil and let cups cool completely. Fill with ice cream or your favorite dessert and enjoy!