i thought, hey, i'll just flip over a cupcake pan and mold the cookie over that. feeling totally brill, i went out and got the cookie dough and set to work.
and that is when it all fell apart.
it was a bonafide mess but i wasn't giving up hope yet, even as my good friend ashlee laughed at me and the monumental failure now destroying my oven. i decided to let them cook, so that when i took them out i could just cut around the melted flat part and still have a successful bowl for my husband.
oh how wrong i was.
my cookie bowls had congealed into one cookie mass. it was horrible. and to top it all off, the generous helping of pam proved useless as the entire thing was magnificently stuck. with ashlee still laughing at me (and honestly, i was laughing at myself at this point because this will go down as one of my biggest baking mishaps ever) we slowly chipped away at the cookie, getting more crumbs everywhere and only salvaging scraps and chunks. i saved the cookie pieces we managed to excavate from the pan and served matt an "inside out cookie bowl" with cookie crumbles on top of his ice cream instead of underneath it. lucky he loves me and wasn't too crushed by my cookie misadventure.
has anyone successfully done this? leave me a comment about your success, or other mega kitchen disasters that you were so sure would work out!