chocolate chip cookie bowls

If you know me at all, it’s no secret that I love homemade chocolate chip cookies. My friends get cookies for pretty much every event in their lives. Sorry guys. Maybe someday I’ll make you something else.

Why do I make cookies so often? #1. Difficuly: EASY. #2. Time: 20 minutes. #3: They’re DELICIOUS.

There are, of course, a lot of good cookie recipes out there. But this one is probably the best. ;) When I married my husband, his family shared their coveted chocolate chip cookie recipe with me. And now I’m sharing it with you.  {Yes, you are that awesome.}

Grandma Diane’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

chocolate chip cookie bowls

INGREDIENTS

1 1/3 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

1 cup brown sugar

4 eggs

2 t soda

1 t salt

2 t vanilla

4 1/2 cups flour

Chocolate Chips

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Don’t overbake.

*Recipe is already doubled. Cause 2 dozen just isn’t enough. ;)

chocolate chip cookie bowls
I wanted to make something fun and tasty for Father’s Day this year…but with a 2 year old and 4 month old, time is hardly on my side. This recipe is my go-to dessert and makes FANTASTIC regular cookies, but I decided to add a little twist to it.

 CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BOWL

To create the bowls…it’s pretty complicated. Scoop your cookie dough into the muffin tin and shape it like a bowl. ;) Difficult, right?

chocolate chip cookie bowls

*Don’t forget to grease your muffin tin. My favorite stuff to use is the spray from Pam that is specifically for baking. This stuff is awesome.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

 Fill cups about 3/4 full.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

chocolate chip cookie bowls

Next, you’ll want to make circular indentations into the cookie dough. I prefer to use an ice cream scooper, but whatever method you’d like to use is fine.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

When you’re done they should look something like this.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

Bake the cookie dough for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

Wait until the cookie bowls have completely cooled, and then use a small spatula or butter knife to lift them from the pan.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

 15 minutes later and you’re almost done, woohoo!

 Now is the fun part. Filling them! (If you haven’t eaten them yet.)

ICE CREAM COOKIE BOWL

It’s only natural to fill these yummies with ice cream, right? Ice cream with lots, and lots of toppings.

Some of our favorites are SKOR, Butterfinger, and Oreos.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

I should mention that you should only fill these right before you’re about to serve them or you’re going to have a soggy cookies and milk concoction. (Which doesn’t sound too bad actually.) ;)

chocolate chip cookie bowls

Add a little caramel and chocolate syrup, and voila!

chocolate chip cookie bowls

FRUIT COOKIE BOWL

Another fun variation for the fruit lovers out there. I prefer to leave the chocolate chips out of these bowls, but I don’t like mixing fruit with chocolate. I know, I’m weird.

chocolate chip cookie bowls

For the fruit bowls, mix vanilla yogurt and cream cheese for the filling, and then add the chopped fruit on top. Easy peasy and SO GOOD.

Wouldn’t these be cute for a 4th of July party?

chocolate chip cookie bowls

  Which do you prefer? Fruit or chocolate?

Both you say? You are women after my own heart. ;)

chocolate chip cookie bowls

chocolate chip cookie bowls

 

These would be the perfect addition to your Father’s day BBQ this weekend. Maybe with some Tiger Burgers?

Enjoy!

chocolate chip cookie bowls

 

Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl with Ice Cream and Fruit {4 Recipes in 1!}

Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl with Ice Cream and Fruit {4 Recipes in 1!}

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 t soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients into a regular cookie dough
  2. Grease your muffin tin. My favorite stuff to use is the spray from Pam that is specifically for baking. This stuff is awesome.
  3. Scoop your cookie dough into the muffin tin and shape it like a bowl.
  4. Fill cups about 3/4 full.
  5. Next, you’ll want to make circular indentations into the cookie dough. I prefer to use an ice cream scooper, but whatever method you’d like to use is fine.
  6. Bake the cookie dough for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  7. Wait until the cookie bowls have completely cooled, and then use a small spatula or butter knife to lift them from the pan.
  8. Right before serving, fill with ice cream and lots, and lots of toppings.
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27 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Emily says:
    Mmmm I know what I'm making this weekend!! Thanks for the recipe!
  2. June 13th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Baylee says:
    Um, drooling over here!
  3. June 13th, 2012 at 10:16 am
    Caley says:
    These look amazing! I'm definitely trying the fruit and yogurt kind! Thanks so much for sharing!
  4. June 13th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Heather Lynne says:
    yum! :) Looks like such a fun idea! We'll have to do this someday!
  5. June 13th, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Alicia says:
    LOVE this idea!!!!!! I'm so going to do this!!!!
  6. June 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Nicolette says:
    Ok, I was going to start my sweets detox, but those look too yummy to pass up! Must make now!
  7. June 14th, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Amy says:
    Looks delicious!! And your pics are superb. Quick question, when you're making just the regular cookies, how long do you typically bake them? I have a habit of burning them...thank you!
    • June 16th, 2012 at 7:38 am
      Alysha says:
      Hey Amy! When making regular cookies, I ALWAYS cook them for 10 minutes on the dot. They make not seem done yet, but they cook a bit in the pan and turn out perfectly soft. You may need to adjust time based on altitude and your preference. :) Hope this helps!
  8. June 17th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    Missy says:
    I love how you dressed these in caramel and chocolate drizzle - it makes them look so gourmet! Great pics alysha - I want to eat my screen.
  9. June 18th, 2012 at 6:17 am
    Amber @ Recipes We Love says:
    These are great and both versions look AMAZING!!
  10. June 19th, 2012 at 6:32 am
    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more says:
    those sound great, and I am not a fruit person, so you can just pass the chocolate to me! And I need that muffin pan, is it pink? Where did you ever get it!
    • June 20th, 2012 at 11:40 am
      Alysha says:
      Yes, it's pink. :) We actually got is as a wedding gift, so I'm not sure where it's from. I've used both the stoneware and regular muffin pans, and they've both worked great.
  11. June 19th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    YUMM!!! These look crazy delicious! I'll take one of each FOR SURE : )
  12. June 19th, 2012 at 10:36 am
    Ceci Blanco says:
    Genius! Thanks for sharing :)
  13. June 19th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Karen Oswald says:
    Love, love, love this idea! I saw somewhere that you can turn the muffin pan over and spray the UNDERside of the pan. You then take a ball of cookie dough and form it around the outside of the cups and bake as usual. You can use pans with different shapes, like mini bundt cake cupcake pans. This is one of those methods I have tucked away in the back of my mind for use when I have time.
    • June 20th, 2012 at 11:31 am
      Alysha says:
      Hey Karen! I've actually heard of using the other side of the pan as well, but have never tried it. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!
  14. June 19th, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    Kate C says:
    I made these for Father's day and they turned out GREAT! I was so excited because the last time I tried 'cookie bowls' a la Pinterest, it failed horribly. And these worked, and tasted wonderful! And they're all gone, and it's only been 3 days.... :)

    Also, it's a good thing I know with a cookie recipe to cream the shortening with sugar etc. because they are no actual instructions, just ingredients. FYI, maybe it would be helpful to add those.
    • June 20th, 2012 at 11:19 am
      Alysha says:
      Hey Kate! I'm SO glad to hear you made these and they turned out great! Thanks for the suggestion on adding special instructions. I thought about adding them, but we've tried this recipe every which way, adding ingredients in all different orders (that's what happens when you have kiddo's helping you) and it actually hasn't made a difference. Not that I've seen anyway). :)
  15. June 21st, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    sharla says:
    Made these...that are great! For the filling I mixed cool whip, cream cheese, yogurt, and peanut butter and then put chopped Reese cups on top. My hubby said they were heavenly!
    • June 21st, 2012 at 6:57 pm
      Alysha says:
      Mmm, Sharla that sounds delicious!
  16. August 17th, 2012 at 9:57 am
    Cristi says:
    I made these last night and they were so yummy! I added a little heavy cream, powdered sugar, and lemon zest to the fruity ones...mmmmm- I have found a new favorite dessert- it's so easy and looks fabulous and there is enless options for toppings to change it up.Thanks for sharing!
  17. May 27th, 2014 at 6:25 pm
    kelsey says:
    YUM!! These are genius!
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