Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Recipe

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Makes 12 Cookie Bowls

If you are looking for a new, creative dessert to share with your friends, look no further. Cookie bowls are the new recipe craze that will have you thinking, "what should I fill them with next?"

This recipe will show you how to make your own chocolate chip cookie bowls that you can fill with ice cream, pudding, whipped cream, fruit, or anything else you can think of!

The Ingredients for Cookie Bowls

Filling Ideas

Wondering what to fill your cookie bowls with? Try one of these tasty ideas:

  • Pudding
  • Fruit
  • Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Jelly


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp. Hot Water
  • A Pinch Salt
  • 3 Cups Flour, White
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Eggs

Cookie Bowl Photo Recipe

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Beat the ingredients until blendedPat the dough until flat and lay it on the back of the cupcake holders.A great tip is to put flour on your hands to keep the cookie dough from sticking while you are making the bowls.The cookie bowl on the back of the tin.Shape the cookie into a bowl by cutting off the corners.
Beat the ingredients until blended
Beat the ingredients until blended
Pat the dough until flat and lay it on the back of the cupcake holders.
Pat the dough until flat and lay it on the back of the cupcake holders.
A great tip is to put flour on your hands to keep the cookie dough from sticking while you are making the bowls.
A great tip is to put flour on your hands to keep the cookie dough from sticking while you are making the bowls.
The cookie bowl on the back of the tin.
The cookie bowl on the back of the tin.
Shape the cookie into a bowl by cutting off the corners.
Shape the cookie into a bowl by cutting off the corners.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Mix the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until it is a fluffy mixture.
  2. Beat the eggs into the mixture one at a time until blended.
  3. Add the vanilla to the mixture and beat until blended.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in hot water.
  5. Mix the dissolved baking soda and salt into the bowl with the other ingredients.
  6. Stir in three cups of flour.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon until equally spread throughout the cookie dough.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Turn a muffin tin (or cupcake pan) upside down and lay on a flat surface.
  10. Rub oil or spray Pam on the bottom of the tin to keep the cookie bowls from sticking.
  11. Roll a ball of dough (about the size of a golf ball) in your hands and pat it until flat.
  12. Place the rolled and padded dough onto the back of one of the cupcake holders on the tin (as shown in the photo to the right).
  13. Add more dough to the back as needed to make a cookie bowl.
  14. Continue making the bowls until all of the cupcake holders are covered.
  15. Place the muffin tin (cupcake tray) into the oven (upside down) and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they are cooked (approximately 25 minutes).
  16. Take the tray out of the oven.
  17. If your cookie bowls have expanded and touch the others, use a knife to shape them until they are round like a bowl.
  18. Fill the inside of the bowls with your favorite filling and serve!

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Be Creative!

Be creative with your toppings or fillings! These bowls can be used to hold candies like M&Ms or Hersey's kisses. If you choose to fill them with candies, you can also wrap them with cellophane and tie the top with a ribbon to give away as gifts.

If you want to put ice cream in the middle of the bowl, add sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry on top to give it that extra punch. You can also add slices of banana around the outside of the bowl to make it like a banana split!

Cookie Bowls with Filling

Ice cream filling
Ice cream filling
Whipped cream filling
Whipped cream filling
Ice cream sundae filling
Ice cream sundae filling

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whalefeather2 4 years ago

What a great Birthday Party idea!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I just want to shove my face into this picture. Yummy! Great recipe and I'll be trying it.

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Ok, so this is just wrong. All summer long I have been bombarded with all of the recipes that make me want to hop in the computer and have a taste. This looks yummy!!

I have not made these before so I guess I will have to give them a try.

thanks for the clear directions and the pictures that made me want a sugar fix. :)

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Amanda Gee 4 years ago from Cameron, Missouri

Just awesome!! I've wondered how these were done. I was wanting to do something different for my daughters birthday this year and this is perfect! A lot easier than what I thought. Thanks so much for such a great hub! Voted up!

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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Thank you, everyone, for your awesome comments! These are my favorite desserts to make because you can be so creative with them!!! I hope you all enjoy them! They are so easy to make!

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

I wish I had one in front of me right now! These look delicious. I'm definitely going to make these for my kiddos (and me too of course!)

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

What a brilliant idea! The photo of the finished sundae makes my mouth water :o) Pinned & shared - it is only right that ALL cooks know about this!

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

This is very interesting..... Brilliant idea! I am sure it will be hit at kids parties, or at adults, for that matter! Lol

Thanks for the tips.....

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kelleyward 4 years ago

Cute idea. Never heard of this. I'll make one with my kids soon. Take care, Kelley

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beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

Seriously? Wow!! I love this recipe. Shared this hub!

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europewalker 4 years ago

Very creative idea. I will definitely be making these cookie bowls! Thanks for sharing:)

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Mr Archer 4 years ago from Missouri

Never thought of this! Great idea to form the cookies into a bowl. Can't wait to try this out!

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HungerSuperGirl 4 years ago

I always am on the prowl for new, interesting recipes and I think this could be one of those reipies. It is one of things that everyone in my famliy could like. It would be a hit at any party. I know my friends would definatly ask for seconds.

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I have a serious sweet tooth looking at this recipe. sounds and looks wonderful. Will definitely try. Thanks for sharing. Voted UP.

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Butterflyflyaway 3 years ago from Greece, London

OMG! That's amazing! I'm gonna try it!!

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