Cookie Dough Bowl: Failure or Success?

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?


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15 Responses to Cookie Dough Bowl: Failure or Success?

  1. Melissa Woollard

    Cookies like CC Spread so less dough would have worked better but as long as the kids loved it, then I’d say it was a success. We doing something in class called “blindbaking” if you don’t want a crust- whatever to puff up you put parchment paper over the dough,or crust before baking and fill with rice and beans for weight. Then when its about half baked, pull out parchment with rice and beans and finish baking. Try that next time using the right side of the muffin cups. Or you could use a paper muffin cup filled with beans and rice(dry).Hope that might help!

  2. I have seen that Pinterest before! I actually had a friend try it and it was a complete failure! The cookie dough got everywhere! Maybe she should have used the tin foil like you did! I would like to try this as well and maybe use less cookie dough per “cup.”

    I’m a terrible cook. I can bake because that’s a science but when it comes to trying new things it usually results in complete failure! Something I should practice… 😉

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who totally messed the cookie bowls up!

      I’m not such a great baker because I hate measuring things perfectly – I just like to throw ingredients in there! 🙂

  3. I’ve heard of this idea before, and always wanted to try it out. After seeing yours (which they look delicious) I really need to get on it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Honestly, they sound delicious!

  5. I think it might be Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee, lol!! Heather Lee sounds good too, though ;-)!

    I have seen the cookie bowls on Pinterest before and they look so good. Glad to know that when/if I do make them, I need to use less cookie dough!!

  6. That’s a super cute idea. I might have to try it with D this weekend. I say this weekend so we have time to burn off the calories while splashing in the pool!

  7. susie

    The best thing that I make is…..reservations LOL. One time, my potholder slipped and when my hand touched the hot lasagna platter, I let go! So then noodles and sauce dripped out right into an eight pack of empty glass pop bottles (showing my age). It was a bad scene. But hunger prevailed and so we ate sloppy lasagna.

  8. I ruin everything when I cook! But I think your cookie dough bowls were a success!

  9. That’s awesome that you tried something from pinterest. Not many people do. My friend has made the cookie bowls and has success with them. I wonder what she did different. (Although, I’d say yours was a success though too)

  10. Amy

    I’m going to have to try this out one day

  11. Mercedes Weber

    I think a lot of the people who make the cookie dough bowls, use store bought cookie dough. I bought a pack of cookie dough that is pre cut into squares and each square i’m gonna wrap around one mini cupcake holder. I’m trying these in a few minutes so I’ll let you know how that worked. Maybe a more stiff consistency of a cookie dough will work? who knows.

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