Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ice-Cream Cookie Cups


1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

1. To make the cookie cups, beat together the shortening, butter, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beating until combined.

2. In a separate bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, and flour, then gradually stir them into the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a flat disk, and wrap it in plastic. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

4. Heat the oven to 375°. Turn two 12-cup muffin tins bottom side up and cover 10 of the cup bottoms with squares of aluminum foil (use every other cup so there's some space between them). Grease the foil with shortening and set it aside.

5. Unwrap 1 disk of dough, place it between 2 sheets of waxed paper, and roll it out to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 4-inch circles of dough and place each one over a cup bottom, smoothing out any cracks. Repeat with the other disk, rerolling and reusing any scraps.

6. Bake the cookie cups for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and cookies together from the muffin pan. Peel off the foil and let the cups cool completely on a rack. Just before serving, fill each cookie cup with a scoop of ice cream. Makes 10.

Haylee’s Note:
I got this recipe off of Jadi’s Recipes (click here). --her picture is better too. I can’t believe I have gone my whole life without hearing this idea!! Genius!! My favorite things—cookies and icecream! I am a big fan of cookie dough ice-cream, but this idea is even better!!! Thank you Jadi for sharing this idea!! Here are a few extra pictures to help get the idea.

Roll out dough and cut with a 4 inch cookie cutter.

Cover back of muffin tin with aluminum foil and grease.

Put dough over foil and smooth out any cracks.


Bridget said...

Where has this been all my life?!!! holy cow. I am totally going to make this! I love your blog, ps. can I just say, you inspire me to be a better cook and wife :)

Food addict said...

What a great idea!! who doesn't love cookies with ice cream and what a great way to incoporate both of them together!!