You’ve seen them. I know you have. Turn a muffin tin upside down, slap some cookie batter on there, and the magic of baking produces awesomely adorable cookie cups which you can fill with whatever your little heart desires.
So you know I had to try it.
Now I ain’t dumb. Inept, yes, but not particularly dumb. I realize that the only people who ever really manage to get these cookie bowl things to work are internet-famous recipe bloggers who make money at producing beautiful food results.
Most of us? Well…
All I have to my advantage is a long, long history of previous fails.
So I figured I’d side-step the problem of the cookie bowls sticking to the muffin tins with my favorite weapon: Baker’s Joy. That shit is motherfucking serious.
Also, I couldn’t find a tube of sugar cookie dough. I think my grocery store is morally opposed to sugar cookie dough in a tube, because I’ve looked for it several times and I can never find it. But they did have Easter bunny pre-cut cookies, and I figured that would just save me the work of separating the cookie dough.
Sold. And then I can also call this an Easter recipe. Win-win, right?
Thus armed, all that was left to do was spray the tins and arrange the cookies.
It was very easy. Very, very easy. Possibly too easy, like in the movies when there are no hitches in the plan and then suddenly someone realizes that this is what the bad guy wants us to do.
I’m not sure who the bad guy is in this analogy, but he won, and I did not fly, victorious, up the anus of a Death Star to deliver my explosive payload. (Sorry. I just grossed myself out.)
Instead, I ended up with this hot (literally) mess.
Even had I not burned the living shit out of them, they still would not have been bowls. Exhibit A:
The saddest part about all of this is that I can’t even eat them because they taste like burning. (I know because I tried one.)
But at least I got to drop that fail-as-bad-guy-as-Death-Star-anus analogy on you. So it’s not a total loss.