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I so badly wanted to make the "Make it Your Way Cookie Cups" for Father's Day....how the heck do you make it into a cup?????  We tried shaping and forming it into the muffin tin and they came out
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posted at 6/16/2013 1:43 PM EDT
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I so badly wanted to make the "Make it Your Way Cookie Cups" for Father's Day....how the heck do you make it into a cup?????  We tried shaping and forming it into the muffin tin and they came out HORRIBLE didn't look like a cup at all...PLEASE can someone help me so I can make in the summer for family BBQ's with the grandkids....just don't get what I did wrong.

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posted at 6/16/2013 2:34 PM EDT
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welcome to vbb ellen
try turning the pan upside down   cover each cup in a light weight foil and greasing that  shape the dough over that and baking them that way 
also I might try rolling the dough pieces a little for better cohesion
I haven't tried that recipe  but a lot of things work better upside down

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posted at 6/16/2013 3:18 PM EDT
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welcome to vbb ellen try turning the pan upside down   cover each cup in a light weight foil and greasing that  shape the dough over that and baking them that way  also I might try rolling the dough pieces a little for better cohesion I haven't tried that recipe  but a lot of things work better upside down
Posted by nellie v

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posted at 6/16/2013 3:19 PM EDT
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Thank you so much never thought of flipping the pan over....will try

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posted at 6/16/2013 3:33 PM EDT
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Welcome to this site. It is wonderful.

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posted at 6/16/2013 3:42 PM EDT
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If your cookies are thin you could try taking them off the cookie sheet while still very warm and draping them over a cup or small bowl or a muffin tin inverted. Allowing them to cool like that should set the shape. 

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posted at 6/16/2013 4:04 PM EDT
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If your cookies are thin you could try taking them off the cookie sheet while still very warm and draping them over a cup or small bowl or a muffin tin inverted. Allowing them to cool like that should set the shape. 
Posted by nikki p


nikki,
I looked at the recipe
it uses the nestles preformed dough         and you press two pieces together and put inside the cup and baking

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posted at 6/16/2013 6:01 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: HELP : nikki, I looked at the recipe it uses the nestles preformed dough         and you press two pieces together and put inside the cup and baking
Posted by nellie v

OH, I rarely buy the refrigerated cookie dough. But from what I recall years ago it was pretty thick.  I will have to check out the recipe. 

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posted at 6/16/2013 6:05 PM EDT
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Ok, now that I looked at the recipe.  I would do it almost like blind baking a pie crust.  I would put something in the "cup" to help keep the shape while it was baking. Might take a few minutes after the full time as you might have to take out whatever you used to help keep the cup shape then put them back in the oven to finish off the center. Or half way through baking remove what you are using in the center. I would use a ball of aluminum foil or a bit of parchment with a spoon full of dry beans to keep it flat. But the ball of aluminum would prevent the sides from slumping. 

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posted at 6/16/2013 9:05 PM EDT
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I make the great Kris Kringle Peanut Butter cookies all the time.  They come out of the oven in cupcake tins and look full and "normal". You immediately stuff something into them and the cookie collapses. It works like a charm.  I use many/any mini candy bars or pieces. 

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posted at 6/17/2013 7:23 AM EDT
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thanks I will try that

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posted at 6/17/2013 3:37 PM EDT
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Great idea, Nellie - going to try it the next time I bake these!