Fill these bowls with your
If you decide to use the extra cookies to decorate the bowl, make small
cookies. Decorate them and place around the edges and on the bowl.
Gift Giving Edible Cookie Bowl
1/3 C. shortening
1/3 C. butter
2 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. sugar
1 T. milk
1 t. baking powder
dash of salt
1 t. vanilla
Add shortening and butter to a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until
softened and well blended. Add half of the flour, sugar, egg, milk, baking
powder and salt to the flour. Beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining
Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Meanwhile, invert a 1 or 1 1/2 qt. ovenproof bowl on a cookie sheet. Cover the
bowl with foil. Grease the foil and set aside.
For a pattern, cut out a 9 inch circle of parchment paper.
To make bowls:
Roll out one of the dough packages, between 2 sheets of wax paper to a 10-11
inch circle. Lay your 9 inch pattern on top. Cut with a knife or fluted pastry
cutter around the pattern. If desired, cut out of the scrap dough decorative
shapes and place them on another cookie sheet.
Remove one sheet of the wax paper and carefully invert dough over bowl. Remove
other sheet and form dough around bowl.
Bake the cookie bowl in a 350° F. oven, about 15 minutes or until edges turn a
light brown. Transfer the cookie bowl to a wire rack to cool. Then carefully
remove the cookie bowl from bowl it was baked on.
Bake the decorative shapes, if you did them, for about 6 minutes or till the
edges are a light brown. Cool. Attach with a little frosting.
Makes 2 9 inch bowls.