The other day I was browsing Pinterest – that site can keep me busy forever – and I came across the idea of making cookie dough bowls by flipping over a muffin pan and forming the cookie dough to it to create a bowl.
Yeah, easier than it sounds.
I thought that it would be a great idea for the kids. After you make the cookie dough bowls, you fill them with ice cream and eat them up.
I decided to go Semi-Homemade with Heather Lee and use store-bought Pillsbury cookie dough. (Funny because that really is my middle name). It started out really good – the kids had tons of fun smashing cookie dough all over the upside muffin tin to form bowls. I put non-stick foil on the muffin pan so the cookie bowls would pull off easily.
I think we ended up using too much cookie dough because after about five minutes of being in the oven, my smoke alarm started going off and my kitchen filled with smoke. I opened the oven and it turns out that all the cookie dough expanded and began dripping off of the muffin pan, all over the bottom of the oven.
I opened the windows and cleared the smoke out, and pretty much chalked the experience up to a pinterest failure.
But when I opened the oven again, I realized that the cookie bowls weren’t actually ruined, they were just really big, so I cooked them five more minutes.
I let them cool, and peeled them off the foil. The kids didn’t care what they looked like, they just cared that they tasted delicious. So what if they were a funky shape – that just meant more cookie! I tasted a few bites, and they tasted fine, so I filled them up with cookie dough ice cream for the kids,and they loved them.
So, what started out as a cookie bowl failure actually turned into a cookie bowl success. The only problem now is that I have extra cookie dough left in my fridge….
Questions of the day:
- Have you ever ruined something while cooking?
- Have you ever cooked anything delicious that you thought wouldn’t be?
- Ever make any recipes from Pinterest?