With the holidays upon us, sweets will be high on the list for the next several weeks. Here's a versatile shot glass that you can fill with anything from eggnog to cheesecake.
Step 1: Materials
- Cupcake pan
- Parchment paper
- Aluminum foil
- Cookie dough (I'm using chocolate chip)
- Filling of your choice
- Non-stick cooking spray
Step 2: Prep
Get some wine corks. One for each shot glass. Make sure they are natural cork and not the synthetic kind. Synthetic cork may melt in the oven. Tightly wrap each one in foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and lay strips of parchment paper into each socket. This parchment paper will be a lifting device to remove the shot glass safely from the pan.
Fill each socket about halfway with cookie dough and press the cork into the center. This will force dough up the sides of the pan socket. It probably won't press dough all the way up to the top of the pan, but as it cooks it will expand.
Step 3: Bake
Set the oven for 375° and bake for 18 minutes. At 12 to 15 minutes you may notice the corks beginning to float out of the cookie dough. Just press them back down into the sockets and they should stay in place.
Remove the baking pan from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Slowly and gently remove the corks from the shot glasses. Use a twisting motion and a gentle rocking from side to side. Do this while it's still warm. Some of the shot glass bottoms stuck to the bottom of my corks. This was easily remedied by taking some of the overflow cookie and pressing it into the bottom of the shot glass. A makeshift patch if you will. Do this while it's still warm.
Step 4: Fill
I prefer to fill them while they're still in the pan and remove them by grabbing the parchment paper and lifting them out after the filling sets up.
Select the appropriate filling for your cookie shot glass. The possibilities are endless. If you want them to hold liquid, line them with something like Smuckers Magic Shell as shown in this photo from the Daily Nexus. Eggnog would be perfect. Perhaps some Bailey's Irish Cream. Personally I prefer something more decadent, like fudge or my no-bake cheesecake.
Fill the cavities, and chill or serve as you see fit.