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Cookie Dough Recipe

1 1/4  Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Blanched or Slivered Almonds (finely ground)

4 Tablespoons Butter, (that's softened)  = 1/2 Stick
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Salt (Optional)

Special Kitchen Items You Will Need:

A loaf Pan or a Round Cake Pan
Round Cookie Cutter.  
Best if the Cookie Cutter is Scalloped for a Pretty Effect.
But if you don't have one, it's OK.
Cookie Cutter should be 1.5  Inches in diameter.

How to Make Cookie Bowl

1.  Cover the outside of a loaf pan (or pan of your choice)
with aluminum foil.  Spray the outside with vegetable cooking spray.

2.  In a medium (or larger bowl) combine the flour, cocoa powder,
almonds and salt (if you choose).   In a larger bowl, using an electric beater (set on medium speed) beat the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add the flour from the other bowl into this mixture and beat until dough forms.  Estimate:  2 minutes.

3.  Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness.  And using your circular cookie cutters, cut out the shapes.  See our diagram below:

4. Next, take your loaf pan and turn it upside down. 
Place it on a cookie sheet before you begin for easier handling. 
Cover the loaf pan with your circular cookies, making sure they
overlap and pressing them firmly, but yet gently together until the entire bowl is covered.

5. Bake this covered loaf pan (upside down remember?) on your cookie sheet until the edges are firm = approximately 15 minutes at 350F.  When done, transfer the entire set up (cookie sheet with pan on top) to a wire rack for complete cooling.

6.  Once this cookie bowl is really really cool, gently lift it off the foil-lined pan.  Because you sprayed it with vegetable oil, it should not be stuck very hard.

7.  You can decorate this with frosting and candies.
Or put ribbons on it.  

8.  Put other cookies inside or a combination of fun edible


1.  Rather than make ONE big cookie bowl, make
a few smaller ones for each guest at a birthday party
or whatever occasion.

2.  A Really round cookie bowl can be made by using
an OVENPROOF round bowl as your mold.
(Just make sure it is oven proof!)

3.  The cookie bowl can be frozen until you get all the other cookies you want to put inside made.
Simply wrap the cookie bowl in plastic wrap as airtight as you
can.  You can store in your freezer up to 1 month.  
Always thaw the bowl a room temperature.
NEVER put it in the oven to thaw.  It will collapse and lose it's shape.

Style and Flair?

1.  You don't have to make the cookie bowl brown.
As a substitute for the brown cocoa powder, just use
some powdered sugar and a little more flour. Or
use your favorite sugar cookie recipe that's a bit on
the stiff side.

2.  And then.... divide your dough in half or more.
Use food coloring to die each section a different color.
The end result is a rainbow Cookie Bowl.
Or...say red, white and blue for a Patriotic Bowl?
A red and green bowl for Christmas?
Or the colors of what the Bride chose for her wedding if
this is for a reception or bridal party?

And for some really stylish and decorative cookies to put in
the bowl, why not try Cookie Painting them?  See our page:

Another silly edible bowl is our Bread Bowl
for Chili, Soups and Dips:


Source:  From some Junk Mail I received promoting 2 years ago
selling a cookbook via monthly installments.
  All that it says is "Creative Cook's Kitchen" on the
bottom. There is no copyright information.  And since it was
sent FREE to me, I took the liberty of putting this on-line,
including scanning the photos.

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