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How to make the chocolate chip ice cream bowls your sundaes deserve

I love chocolate chip cookie dough — all kinds. From the classic recipe to a more elaborate cookie with the fixings, they’re all delicious. I even love trying new and fun DIY recipes, like turning chocolate chip cookie dough into “bowls” — the perfect vessel for ice cream sundaes.

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I was a little skeptical to make this recipe at first because I thought it was going to turn out horribly wrong, but it isn’t as hard as you may think. You can try it out with store-bought cookie dough to start, and once you get comfortable with the technique, use your homemade cookie dough recipes.

This recipe is perfect for girls’ night, a birthday party or dessert for one. You can also customize the cookie to any cookie you prefer, and you can experiment with different types of ice cream — you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

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Chocolate chip ice cream bowls recipe

Serves 6

Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 10 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes


  • 16 ounces cookie dough
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup (optional)
  • Chopped, roasted nuts (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries (optional) 


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Cut the cookie dough into 6 equals rounds.
  4. Spray the bottom of a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Drape a cookie dough round over the back of each muffin tin, and press down so the cookie is pressed against the muffin tin. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cookies are baked and golden.
  6. Let cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the cookie bowls from the muffin tin.
  7. Fill with a scoop of ice cream, and serve with your favorite sundae toppings, like chocolate syrup, nuts and cherries.

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