Edible Cookie Bowl

Edible cookie bowlI found this idea in an old magazine and I really like it so I am sharing it. I am going to make few of these, fill them with homemade baked goodies and what a great Christmas gift that will make!

Edible Cookie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of blanched, slivered almonds, finely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoon of butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Loaf pan
  • 1-1/2 inch cookie cutter with scalloped edges

Directions:

Making the cookie dough:

  1. Cover the loaf pan with foil and spray with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, almonds and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium, beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla un til light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour mixture and beat until a dough forms – about 2 minutes.

Shaping the cookie bowl:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Roll dough out to 1/8 thickness.

Using 1-1/2 inch cookie cutter with scalloped edges, cut out shapes.

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Cover pan with cut outs, overlapping and pressing them slightly.

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Bake cookie bowl until edges are firm – about 15 minutes.

Transfer pan to wire rack and cool completely.

To remove the cookie bowl., carefully lift off the foil lined pan.

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Remove foil.

Now you can arrange other homemade goodies in the bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap until ready to serve or gift.

Note: You can make round cookie bowl by overlapping and molding the cookie dough discs over round bowl. You can use different shaped oven-proof bowl to make a varied selection of cookie bowls.

Freezer options:

Wrap the cooled cookie bowl in an airtight enclosure of plastic wrap; store in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw the bowl, wrapped at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

You can also consider baking a few smaller cookie bowls and serving them with ice cream for a fun dessert.

Hope you will enjoy making and giving this wonderful cookie bowl – please send me your comments, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, step mother to Abbie Gateman and is also a brand new Grandmother. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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