Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Cups for National Sugar Cookie Day

July 8, 2013

Being a baker and decorator of sugar cookies, I think it’s rather cool that my birthday falls on National Sugar Cookie Day in the United States.  It doesn’t matter to me that here in Canada we don’t actually have a National Sugar Cookie Day, I’m celebrating it anyway!  Last week my son sent me a picture of a cute little dessert idea that he found online.  I don’t think I’ve heard of it before and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to make to mark this day of dual celebrations.

In doing further research after seeing the picture, I discovered that Wilton has a recipe and a pan for making this fun little treat and a few others around the internet have also posted their versions of this dessert.  I decided that I would use my own sugar cookie recipe to make these and I’m sure all sugar cookie bakers will choose to use their own favourite recipe as well.  Just add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips as the final ingredient.  In no time at all you will be ready to serve up your favourite ice cream sundaes in these fun sugar cookie ice cream cups.  As for not having the same pan that Wilton calls for…well any baker knows that improvisation is a tool of the trade.  Scooch on over waffle bowls, some competition has arrived!

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Cups

Most of the recipes I’ve seen for these sugar cookie ice cream cups calls for chilling your dough.  I never chill my cookie dough as I always make it with cold butter straight from the fridge and cut up into cubes.  It’s ready to roll immediately between two sheets of parchment paper with a light dusting of flour.

Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Dough for Ice Cream Bowls

Prior to rolling out your dough, you’ll want to prep the pans you will be using to make these cups.  I used my medium muffin tins and covered each of the bottom of the tins with Crisco before dusting with flour.  I then cut pieces of Tin Foil and covered every second muffin cup with the foil.  This is done to allow room for your cookie cups to rise during baking without touching one another.

Muffin Pan Prepped for Baking Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Cups

Roll out your sugar cookie dough to 1/4″ inch thickness.  I roll my dough between dowels that are 1/4″ inch thick.  You can also use the rolling pins rings.  Some of you will be able to just eyeball your thickness and get it right.  Once your dough is rolled out, cut out 4″ circles.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Cup Dough Cut Into 4" Round

I then held the 4″ rounds and manipulated each one as I would my pizza dough, just to stretch it out a little before placing over the muffin cups.  As you place it over the the muffin cup, press down gently on the top and sides of each section of cookie dough.  Bake in your oven at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes.

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Cup Dough Placement on Muffin Tin

When your sugar cookie cups are done, remove and let cool on the muffin pans for approximately 10-15 minutes.  You can then lift the bowls, foil and all from the muffin tin and gently peel away the foil from the inside of the sugar cookie cups.  Once the foil has been removed, let the bowls cool completely before creating your ice cream treats.

Baked Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Cups

I think that an ice cream sundae served up in a vanilla bean chocolate chip sugar cookie bowl is the perfect way to celebrate a National Sugar Cookie Day that happens to fall early in July.  It also a great little birthday dessert!  In fact, I may just forego my birthday cake altogether and have two of these.  By the way, if you like the look of that Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce you can thank Georgia for it.

Ice Cream Sundae Served in a Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bowl

Have a Wonderfully Delicious Day!

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Bronnie July 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm

What a fantastic idea!!!! I absolutely love it – yummy!!!!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

Your girls will love them Bronnie!

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melissa July 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Love it! Such a fun idea.

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

Thanks Melissa. As much fun as they were to make, they were more fun to eat :)

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Sharon July 9, 2013 at 12:50 am

Perfect for hot summer days!!

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CCU July 9, 2013 at 2:47 am

What a brilliant way to dress up a cookie :D

Cheers
CCU

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

Ice cream sundaes or just a cookie cup filled with your favourite flavour (or two) of ice cream. Either way its a fun treat for sure.

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hani@haniela's July 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

Happy Birthday Paula!
Now this is the way to eat the ice cream!
I love your cookie cups!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thank you Hani! It’s a good day all around ;)

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Cheryl (Grandma Coco) July 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

Terrific idea! Happy Birthday, Paula!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

Glad you like it Cheryl. Thank you for the Birthday wishes.

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen July 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

What a tasty and cute idea! Wishing you a very happy sugar cookie day Paula!

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Renee - Kudos Kitchen July 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

Whoops! Almost forgot to wish you a happy birthday. Too quick with my submit finger I guess. I hope you have a wonderful birthday my friend, filled with love and laughter! Happy Birthday Dear Paula. Happy Birthday to YOU!!! XO

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

Thank you Renee. You are a sweet and treasured friend. Have a lovely day.

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Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie July 9, 2013 at 10:11 am

Awww – a very happy birthday to you, Paula! Hope you have a wonderful day :) These sugar cookie cups look amazing!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

Thank you Jennifer. I’ll be making these again for sure… I have some dough stashed in the freezer, you know…for emergency purposes :)

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Barbara | Creative Culinary July 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

I think I checked very carefully to see if you actually told us the exact day of National Sugar Cookie Day so we would know the exact day of your birthday but no, you sneaky thing…you did not. Google helped and so I’m glad I’m a day after your post so I can officially and with much pomp and circumstance wish you, my favorite Canadian of all, the MOST happiest of birthdays! I would sing but then you would never talk to me again! :)

These are just too cute! Although forgive me if I use my own ‘magic shell’ potion; made long before even magic shell. Coconut oil? Heck no…butter baby; all the way.

Happy Birthday Paula!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:25 am

I’m sure your daughter got her lovely voice from you Barb so I know your singing would only prompt me to clap for more. Thanks for the lovely Birthday wishes and I’ll be checking out your Magic Shell recipe too. You know, one can never have too much Magic Shell in the pantry nor too much ice cream in the freezer.

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Georgie July 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

Happy Birthday! These are the cutest and brillant little sundays’ Can’t wait to make them too!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 11:27 am

I hope you do make them Georgie, they are fun to eat with your favourite ice cream. Who needs Cookie Dough flavoured ice cream any more?! Thank you for the birthday wishes.

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Sue {munchkin munchies} July 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I can’t seem to keep up with all of the special food days here in the U.S., but I should have at least kept an eye out for sugar cookie day! I’m glad you did; you made the perfect sugar cookie treat to celebrate the day! I will take these over waffle cone bowls any day, and I REALLY want to try them! Thanks for the great idea, Paula!

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Sue {munchkin munchies} July 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY too, my friend!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Hard to forget this special day for sugar cookies when your birthday lands on it. Thanks for the wishes Sue. Will be watching for your post, I hope you and the little munchkins love them:)

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Gina July 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Why aren’t you and Ron fat??????? Happy birthday dear Paula, happy birthday to you!!!

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Paula July 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Ha ha! Thanks for the birthday wishes Gina :)

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Nessa July 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Happy birthday! Such a great idea :)

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

They were fun Nessa! Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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Jacquee July 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula!!! I hope you enjoyed two or three of these bowls of deliciousness!

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks Jacquee! I will admit to having one or two ;)

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The Bearfoot Baker July 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Happy Birthday and National Sugar Cookie Day Paula!! I hope you had the best day ever!! I can’t wait to try these ice cream sunday cups!!

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks Lisa ~ it was a wonderful day.

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The Partiologist July 10, 2013 at 8:54 am

What fun – I have a cookie cup pan and haven’t even used it. Now I see I don’t even need it! :) Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!!

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Ha! I’d love for you to make these in your cookie cup pan and let us know how they turned out. Happy National Sugar Cookie Day to you as well.

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Cool idea! Happy Birthday to you, Paula. Hope you have a fabulous day.

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I did Paula! Thanks so much.

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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel July 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Love these! What a great idea for a summer dessert. My family would love this. I’m going to try it out for my Mom’s birthday dinner.
:)

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Paula July 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

That’s great to hear. I hope you enjoy them and best wishes to your Mom on her special day :)

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Mike @ Semi Sweet July 16, 2013 at 2:40 am

Cookies and ice cream is the perfect combo! Happy belated birthday, Paula! I hope it was as sweet as these cookies a la mode.

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Paula July 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Hi Mike! Thanks, it was a very sweet birthday indeed.

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sweetsugarbelle July 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

This is genius. I have been thinking about them since I saw them on IG. Definitely our Saturday dessert.

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Paula July 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I hope you like them Callye. Thanks for the visit :)

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Lou's Lake Views July 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Ice cream, chocolate, cookies, my boys will LOVE these! Can’t wait to give them a try :-D

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Paula July 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Thanks so much for the visit and comment Lou. I hope your boys enjoy them :)

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Lora July 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

What a fun day to share your birthday with! These are just darling. I always favor cookie dough recipes I don’t have to chill. They are so convenient.

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Karen @ warningsugarygoodness August 1, 2013 at 11:55 pm

All my favorites. Gona have to share this one! Thanks

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