To celebrate our upcoming cookbook release on May 17th, we’re sharing some of recipes that make the book so special. Below learn the origin story behind the Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bowls, as well as how to make them. Warning: Your ice cream parties will never be the same.
These chocolate chip cookie bowls were invented on a quiet Friday in the Plated Test Kitchen—because why wouldn’t we use a slow day to invent a new edible vessel for ice cream? We tested a few cookie dough recipes, but ultimately found the ideal, perfectly chewy ones that are just the right texture for molding into muffin tins. With a touch of ice cream, pretty much every bite is the perfect bite.
Serves 6 to 8
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus softened butter for the muffin tin
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1½ cups semisweet mini chocolate chips
Your favorite ice cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Generously grease 12 cups of a muffin with some softened butter and set aside. Cut out small square of foil to fit inside the muffin cups (1 per cup) and set aside for later.
3. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat.
4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
6. Scoop out about 1½ tablespoons dough and roll into a ball.
7. Scoop out larger balls of dough and roll into logs with your hands. Flatten slightly, then wrap around the insides of the muffin cups. This isn’t an exact science, so add or subtract dough as needed. Press the dough into the cups, shaping to adhere and get the dough even with the top of the muffin cup. Be sure to try to flatten the dough against the sides and avoiding sloping into the middle too much. The bottoms and sides should touch to create one cohesive “bowl.”
8. Carefully fit the foil square into the center of each cookie bowl and weight down (pie weights or a few dried beans work well), being sure your weights are contained within the foil and not pressing into your dough. Bake the cookie bowls until they begin to brown around the edges, 18 to 20 minutes.
Don’t forget to pre-order the book on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, or the many other vendors carrying the book! If you’re among the first 1,000, you’ll also be able to receive a set of two limited-edition dish towels.