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Giant Cookie Bowl Recipe

Serve your sundae in a giant cookie and then eat the bowl for easy cleanup.
Giant Cookie Bowl Recipe
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: a lot
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes


for the bowl:
unsalted butter, for greasing
1 uncooked recipe cookie dough

to serve:
lots of cookie dough ice cream (or ice cream flavor of your choice)
lots of toppings (like other cookies, sprinkles, pretzels, whatever the heck you want)
whipped cream
chocolate sauce



  1. Grease the inside of a 4-quart|3 liter 785 ml oven-proof bowl. Push the cookie dough into a ½-inch|1 ¼-cm layer inside the bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oven to 350°F. Line the cookie with parchment paper and fill the parchment with beans or rice (kind of like blind baking a pie). Bake, rotating halfway through, until golden, about 1 hour. Remove the parchment and beans and cook an additional 30 minutes, until golden brown in the center, as well. Cool completely before inverting the bowl and filling it with ice cream and all the good shit you want to make a badass fucking ice cream sundae.

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