I found this photo yesterday on Pinterest ( "Pinterest is a place to catalog the things you love.") and showed it to Eric.
Lately it's been almost a weekly occurrence for me to mail baked goods to friends across the country...
...so I figured I owed him a dessert that he would actually get to eat. I tracked down the source and discovered it belonged to Michael Ruhlman.
A chocolate chip cookie bowl. How hard could that be?
Problem #1: I don't own multiple graduated-sized bowls like Michael Ruhlman apparently does, so I improvised, which limited me to just two cookie bowls at one time.
According to Mr. Ruhlman's recipe, what looks like Problem #2 is to be expected.
Separate the bowls, then put back into the oven for a few more minutes to cook the bottom of the cookie bowl.
Trim the overflow...
"When the bowls are cool enough to handle, cut off any dough that's over flowed the edge and, very carefully, run a pairing knife along the sides, gently lifting up to delicately free the bottom of the cookie bowl."
Yeah, right. Problem #3:
"Yes, you can eat that one."
I'm actually glad I don't own so many bowls, because the whole process was kind of a pain.
I just made cookies with the rest of the dough.
So the whole cookie bowl thing was a big fat fail, BUT the cookie recipe was great. Very buttery, but not too crisp. Who needs cookie bowls?!