Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (or egg substitutes)
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (note: If you're not putting something sugary-sweet in these, cut salt in half)
Chocolate chips (optional)
Oven-safe shot glasses/cups/small bowls
Step 2: Making the Cookie Dough
Begin by creaming together the margarine and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt to form the dough.
Refrigerate for two hours (this is important).
Step 3: Preparing the Glasses
Wrap your molds in foil, making sure the edges of the foil are tucked inside the glass. This will help you remove the glass later. Set the molds aside on your cookie sheet.
Step 4: Forming the Glasses
At this point, you can either use a large round object to cookie-cut the dough into a circle, or simply take pieces of the dough and press it together around the molds. Either way, make sure you press the dough firmly when forming the glasses.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are just turning golden brown.
Step 5: Removing the Molds
Once the cookies are cool, turn them over to unwrap the foil from around the shot glass. Leaving the foil inside the cookie, remove the shot glass. Then, gently pull the foil away from the walls of the cookie glass and remove entirely. You should now have a delicious cookie glass!
Step 6: Lining the Glasses
If you want to put a liquid in your cookie glasses, you should coat the inside of them with something that will solidify and keep the liquid from seeping out. I chose to use melted chocolate because, well, everyone loves chocolate-lined treats!
I'm sure there are many people who will tell you how to "properly temp" chocolate, but seriously, it's just chocolate. Heat a little, stir, heat, stir, heat, stir... eventually, you'll have fully melted chocolate. Don't tell anyone, but I melt mine in the microwave for coating things such as these shot glasses.
Once you have your chocolate melted, I've found it's easiest to use a butter knife to spread the chocolate around the inside of the glass. To coat the bottom of the glass, pour a little chocolate in the bottom and tilt your glass in all directions until the cookie is fully concealed.