Cookies and ice cream are two of my favorite things! Who doesn’t love cookie dough ice cream or cookie crumbles as a topping on their ice cream? Then there’s my favorite – a warm cookie skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top! So, you can imagine my delight when I heard about the Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl pan.
This clever pan allows you to bake cookies in the shape of a bowl to hold a scoop of ice cream – pure genius! Best of all, it’s easy to use!
To get started, preheat the oven to 350oF, then make your cookie dough. I decided to make chocolate cookie bowls, but you can choose from a variety of recipes on wilton.com. Once you have made your dough, roll it out and cut 4 1/2 inch circles from it. It is important to roll the dough out to the thickness that the recipe calls for. If your dough is too thick it will be too heavy to drape on the pan.
OK, here is the part that may seem a little unnatural. You might assume that you fill the cups with the cookie dough, but that is not the case. You need to flip the pan over – the underside of the pan is where you will find the mold. Just spray the mold with Bake Easy™ Non-Stick Spray and you are ready to create your cookie bowls!
Drape one circle over the outside of each bowl cavity, pressing to form a smooth surface. The dough will lengthen as it cooks so be careful that it does not drape down too far.
Finally, it’s bake time! The cookie bowls will take 11-13 minutes in the oven. They should appear firm and lightly browned when ready, not to mention, smell amazing! When you remove the pan from the oven, place it on a cooling rack for approximately 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes are up, gently remove your bowls from the pan. Here’s a tip: if your cookie dough draped a little too low as mine did, you may need to use a small spatula or a butter knife to loosen any edges stuck to the pan.
Allow the cookie bowls to continue to cool off the pan on the rack. If you hadn’t thought about it already, use this time to decide what you want to fill the bowl with! I kept mine simple by filling the chocolate cookie bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and topping it off with some caramel syrup. Yum!
Of course, ice cream is the obvious choice, since it is in the name of the pan, but you could also use the cookie bowls to hold candies or nuts. Serving them with pudding or mousse inside would be delicious as well!
Being the novice baker that I am, I was very happy with the way my cookie bowls turned out. I love this pan because it is easy to use and provides such a fun treat! Bring these cookie bowls to a celebration and I guarantee you will be the talk of the party! What sort of sweets would you use to fill your cookie bowls?