Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cones: National Ice Cream Cone Day

Today may be National Ice Cream Cone Day, and I'm sure I'll have chocolate ice cream, but what about the cone itself? How many of you have actually made an ice cream cone? A chocolate dipped ice cream cone?

Here's a recipe for Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cones. They may look like weird blobs when you bake them, but they will actually be quite uniform once you shape them. Work quickly, and if for some reason they harden up, pop them back in the oven for a minute or so (before you dip them in chocolate, that is).

Chocolate-Dipped Sugar Cones

1/2 cup softened sweet butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1 tsp. Madagascar vanilla extract
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup dark chocolate (60-70% cacao), chopped

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Grease 4 cookie sheets.
Using a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until fluffy. Blend in flour.
In separate bowl, beat egg whites.
Blend in butter mixture and add vanilla.
Place 4 mounds of dough on your each cookie sheet, spreading into 3-inch wide discs.
Bake for 5 minutes or until golden. The discs should still be malleable (do not overbake).
Use a spatula to remove from cookie sheets.
Shape discs into cones, letting them firm up as they cool.
Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water, stirring regularly.
Dip flared ends into melted chocolate. Let stand until chocolate hardens.


Anonymous said...

Hand made and hand rolled chocolate dipped cones!

When they are ready give me a call and I will bring over some mouth watering ice cream and some champagne that will be perfect delight for the palate.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Ice Cream Cone Day, Janet!!!

Cool:) recipe too. Even I may be able to handle this one.

Thanks for sharing...

P.S You made the paper again but for some reason, you were the only one. I'm still learning...

P.S.P.S. I don't know if you got my note but when you get a chance, I'd like to ask you a question.