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How To Make Cookie Bowls (Easy Video Tutorial)
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How to Make Cookie Bowls

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Learn how to make cookie bowls with simple ingredients. These homemade edible bowls are perfect as centerpieces, party favors, place setting,homemade gifts.

Servings: 2 Big Cookie Bowls
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 3296 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups Flour All-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger powder
  • 3 tbsp Milk Whole or Skim, Optional
  • 1 cup Semisweet chocolate Melted
  • 1 cup White chocolate Melted
  • Additional cookies For filling bowl


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. 

  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and mix until smooth. 

  3. Add flour and mix everything. It's so much easier to use your hands to form the dough. 

  4. If dough looks a little dry and crumbly, add milk (1 tbsp at a time) until you have thick cookie dough that's NOT sticky! Keep aside. 

  5. Cover a dome pan (Diameter: 6 inches) with aluminum foil and spray it generously with oil. 

  6. Scoop out a big portion of the dough and roll it into a rough ball and place it on top of the dome and use both your hands to spread it all over the pan as smooth as possible. The more smooth it is, the less cracks there will be. 

  7. Cut off excess dough along the bottom of the pan with a knife or pizza cutter

  8. Place this prepared dome pan on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper (or foil paper that's lightly sprayed with oil). This will prevent the bowl from sticking to the pan.  

  9. Chill in the freezer for 25 minutes.

  10. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until cookie bowl becomes golden brown. 

  11. Allow the bowl to cool down completely. 

  12. Remove the dome pan and foil paper carefully. 

  13. Place the edible bowl on a cookie tray lined with wax paper. 

  14. Brush melted semisweet chocolate on the exterior of the cookie bowl only. Make sure you paint chocolate in one direction for a neat and clean appearance. 

  15. If you are decorating with sprinkles or crushed candy canes, toss those on the melted chocolate now before the chocolate sets and hardens. If you are doing piped decorations, continue with the next few steps. 

  16. Chill in the fridge until chocolate sets.

  17. Remove excess chocolate from the base of the bowl, using a knife. 

  18. Fill a piping bag with melted white chocolate and pipe designs on the edible bowl. 

  19. Allow the white chocolate to set and harden at room temperature. 

  20. Flip over the bowl and place it on a small plate or saucer. You can stick it in place with melted chocolate, if you like. 

  21. Fill the bowl with an assortment of cookies and enjoy! 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • The cookie dough is enough to make 2 big cookie bowls plus 8-10 small/medium sized cut-out cookies. 
  • Cookie bowl can be kept at room temperature for up to 5 week. 
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Cookie Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3296 Calories from Fat 1386
% Daily Value*
Fat 154g237%
Saturated Fat 92g460%
Cholesterol 429mg143%
Sodium 1278mg53%
Potassium 1216mg35%
Carbohydrates 436g145%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 230g256%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 3155IU63%
Calcium 398mg40%
Iron 18.8mg104%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.