I saw this idea in a family magazine when the kids were younger and have saved it in my idea folder for years. Today was the day - 4 years later. Oh well, better late than never. You can never be too old for a chocolate chip ice cream bowl, right?
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c butter
1/4 c butter shortening
1 1/8 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c chocolate chips
Beat shortening, butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract - beat until combined. In another bowl sift salt, baking powder, and flour together. Gradually stir them into your first batter. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
Divide dough in half and shape each half into flat disks. Wrap each with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375º
Turn the 12 cup muffin tins upside down and cover 10 of the bottoms with squares of foil - cover every other cup, you want some space between them.
Unwrap 1 disk at a time then place disk between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll out to a 1/8" thickness. Cut out 4" circles and place over muffin tin bottoms, smooth out any cracks. Repeat with rest of dough, re-roll and reuse any scraps you have leftover.
Bake cookie cups for 10 minutes or until light brown. Let them cool for about 10 minutes then remove foil and cookies from the muffin tins. Peel off foil and let cups cool completely on a rack.
Just before serving fill each with a scoop of ice cream.
Makes about 9-10 cups.
They would be great made out of sugar cookie dough and filled with fresh berries and whip cream. I bet if you're in a pinch you could even use ready made refrigerated cookie dough.
Have fun with them.