I’ve been dying to make these forever. Created by the mind behind the infamous ‘cronut’, Dominique Ansel, chocolate chip cookie shot glasses are one of those things you would never think of but when you hear about them you’re totally like: why didn’t I think of that? Genius.
While you can head to NY and pick up a few cookie shots from the master, it’s not the most realistic option for all of us. So I thought I might try my hand at baking some to see if I could recreate a little bit of his mastery
Huge disclaimer. This is not an easy recipe. Though I do pride myself on posting easy and fun cooking ideas, this one was does not exactly squeeze into that category. But because I’m stubborn as a mule, I was determined to get this one right. After three attempts tweaking different recipes I’m convinced that using shortening instead of butter is the way to go. I’m also convinced that if you don’t have patience, making a traditional batch of cookies and pouring a cold glass of milk in a standard cup is just as delightful… Though not much beats a Bailey’s filled, white chocolate coated, chocolate chip cookie shot glass. A shot glass that you can then eat after….
I made these shot glasses with silicone molds that I found in China Town at my all time favorite supply shop, Tap Phong. I can’t seem to find a link online for anything like them, but you can also snag a mini popover pan that will also totally do the trick, HERE
So, if you’re not yet disheartened and you’re still with me, let’s do this!
– 1 cup of vegetable shortening
– 1/2 cup of brown sugar
– 1/3 cup of white sugar
– 1 egg
– 1/2 tsp of salt
– 2 tsp of vanilla
– 2 cups of flour
– 1 cup of MINI chocolate chips (stressing the mini, the big ones take up too much room in the cup)
– 1 cup of whatever kind of chocolate you want to coat your shot glass with. I chose white, but you can choose anything your little heart desires
– Sprinkles! (optional) Or whatever fun thing you’d like to rim your cookie shot glass with. Now this takes your shot glass over the edge but I think it just looks so darn cute that I couldn’t resist. If this is way too much sugar for you, totally ignore.
– preheat oven to 350 and grease your molds (unless you use silicone ones, I didn’t grease mine and they popped right out)
– with a hand mixer, mix together shortening, both sugars until nice and fluffy
– add egg, salt and vanilla and mix again
– stir in flour until combined – it might be a bit crumbly but that’s what we want
– add chocolate chips and stir again until they’re evenly distributed throughout the dough
– fill your popover pan one by one with a small handful of dough. Because all pans are not created equal, you’re going to have to use your judgement on this one. Just put in a scoop, press the mixture down to the bottom and then around the sides making a well in the center until the sides are around 1/4 of an inch thick
– *trick* Once all evenly pressed out, stuff cookie shots with a bit of tin foil to ensure they don’t cave in
– bake for 20 mins but after 10 check on your shots. I found removing the tin foil and pressing the centers of the shots with the end of a wooden spoon a great way to ensure that your shot glasses come out perfect. Thanks for the tip Adjoa!
– carefully remove the shots from pan
– I wanted mine to have perfect edges so I used a paring knife to file the edges to be nice and straight – but that’s just me and my OCD tendencies, so not mandatory
The Chocolate Coating:
Coating your shot glasses is a step that makes the shots a little more liquid resistant – aka able to hold up to your Baileys or milk – so I highly recommend.
– melt your remaining cup of chocolate in the microwave. Try 15-20 seconds at a time (stirring in between) until you get to your desired consistency.
– once melted, pour a bit into your cup and swirl it around until the inside is coated
– if you’re going to top with sprinkles (like I did) or more chocolate chips, dip the tops of your cups in the melted chocolate and then dip into your topping
– let sit for a few minutes to cool
– place on a pretty tray, fill up your shot glasses with any kind of milk (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate) or a yummy liquor and bam! The most delicious shot glasses ever in life!
Make sure to tag us @cocoandcowe if you end up making these bad boys!
Photos by @missevarosalia