chocolate cheesecake mousse in peanut butter chocolate cookie cups

by Kristina Sloggett

in baking, Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

I’ve been holding out on you guys. I have made this mousse quite a few times, and have been wanting to share it with you.

This is the original thought that was in my head, though – to make this mousse and serve it in edible (and awesome) cookie cups.

I have made the cookie cups several times, too – but with not too pretty results. First time, too much cookie dough, ran all over the tins. Next time, the cookies stuck, ripped apart.

Then, I found these genius ladies, and this genius guest post from Amy – where she made cookie cups! One of the steps in making her cookie cups includes using foil – which helps make a perfect cookie cup!

My method uses less cookie dough per cup, because I like the cookie to end before the top, so it has a rustic, uneven edge, not a “lip” on the cup. My cookie dough just barely starts to form down the side of the cup, as the dough will expand down as it cooks. If you prefer the cup to have a full bowl with a lip around the edge, use more dough!

chocolate cheesecake mousse

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

serves four

1/2 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup agave*
2 large avocados, peeled and seed removed
juice of 1 lemon

*adjust agave to sweetness levelΒ 

In food processor, pulse cashews until crumbly, add water and continue processing until smooth. Add cocoa, agave, avocados and lemon juice, continue to process to a silky smooth mousse. Pipe or spoon into cookie cups and enjoy!

peanut butter chocolate cookies

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

makes 8-10 cookies

1/3 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter (Earth Balance soy free), melted
3 tablespoons agave
1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon gluten free all purpose flour
pinch sea salt
1/3 cup (dairy free) dark chocolate chips

In medium mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and melted butter until smooth. Stir in agave and vanilla paste. Add flour and salt, combine completely. Fold in chocolate chips.

To make cookie cups: (using Amy’s foil idea)

Turn a muffin tin upside down, cover muffin cups with foil pieces. Form pieces of dough into balls (just less than golf ball size), flatten and cover the top of the muffin tin, so the cookie goes over the edge just a bit. (The cookies will expand and move down the muffin cups). Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until set. Allow to cool, carefully remove tin foil from cups.

Anybody want a peanut cookie cup?


{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 baker street October 26, 2012 at 4:14 am

how could you?! we trusted you to report delicious recipes like this at once! lol.
these cookie cups look fantastic and I love the idea of the cheesecake mousse filling.


2 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

haaa, I know, I know!! I didn’t just want to share a bowl of mousse when I knew I wanted to do this! πŸ˜‰


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 26, 2012 at 5:45 am

Um, can you email me 2 please? Just the cookie part alone sounds fantastic. Of course, it’s hard to go wrong with PB in anything at all if you ask me πŸ˜‰


4 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

I love a good peanut butter cookie too… :)

and when WILL they get on that email food thing!??!?


5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 26, 2012 at 5:48 am

The picture alone sold by but seeing that these have avocado too sealed the deal. Love the cookie cup idea too! Perfect vehicle to get this in my mouth.


6 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

I know – the avocado is SO GOOD. Jason was eating one and LOVED it, and I asked “do you want to know what is in the mousse?” he looked at me for a minute, and then said no. πŸ˜‰


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 26, 2012 at 5:55 am

These are absolutely adorable! I HAVE to do this! I’m thinking sugar cookie with pumpkin mousse…oh what about lemon cookie with lemon curd and toasted meringue on top! I have to get to the kitchen now!!!


8 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

BOTH of those sound fantastic… Mmm, I love the way you think!


9 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 26, 2012 at 6:50 am

I am in love with the cookie cup idea – I need to do this for my son!


10 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

yes you do – he would LOVE it!


11 Ashley F. October 26, 2012 at 7:42 am

Love the tip for creating cookie cups!


12 spabettie October 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

the foil works great! my next step was going to be my silicone muffin mold, but I saw this and tried it first – works great!


13 Jess October 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

cookie cups filled with mousse-y goodness? what will she think of next? πŸ˜‰
I LOVE the idea of the cups — you could concoct some pretty fun flavors I bet — like a pb cookie ‘cup’ with something reminiscent of jelly in the middle, what do you think?? care to make up a recipe like that for me? y’know, if you take requests and all πŸ˜‰


14 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

hmmm – I bet I could put something like that together for you! πŸ˜€ let me work on something… πŸ˜‰

…and YES – I always take requests!!


15 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

Love food served in food! What a great idea to make cookie cups to serve the mouse, it looks delicious. :)


16 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

I love that too – just makes things so much more fun, right? πŸ˜€


17 Shirley @ gfe October 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm

You are so, so brilliant, girlfriend! LOVE these! Will share for sure. :-)



18 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

thank you, Shirley! oh, and will you try to just share the link, no photo? I want to see if it comes up with an actual photo, I have had some work done on the inner workings here… (and if it does not work, by all means use a photo like you have been!) :) XXO!


19 Shirley @ gfe October 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Just tried, dear. Still didn’t work, so I’ll share the photo per usual. Frustrating I know! :-(


20 Kelly Klepfer October 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Yum to the O. Great idea with the foil. These are officially in my must try category.


21 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

they are SO fun!! I have wanted to make these for so long! (well, I have made them many times, but we just ate them – I never served them to guests or shared here, because they weren’t all that pretty!) the foil is awesome, and my other suggestion would be to NOT form the dough all the way down – just a little bit over the top of the cup, really. they get bigger… ENJOY!


22 Julie Hasson October 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

So adorable!


23 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

thanks, Julie!


24 Lou October 27, 2012 at 12:51 am

You’re just too much. Too much deliciousness. Too many treats you taunt me with, and you are so far away and I can’t come knocking on your door demanding such deliciousness.


25 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

I know, but I provide you the (easy!) recipes to make them, until you DO show up at my door… πŸ˜‰


26 sippitysup October 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ummm, yeah…. GREG


27 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am



28 Tammy October 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

Those are amazing. Love the little cookie cups. Off to check out your raw cheesecake too!


29 spabettie October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

thanks, Tammy! they were really fun to make!


30 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I do a chocolate mousse with avocado. It’s really good but you just took it one step further. I have to, have to make these. Hot damn; You are outstanding.


31 Purely Michelle October 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

omg! I have to make these


32 jobo October 28, 2012 at 11:11 am

Oh em gee. that is all.


33 spabettie October 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

exactly. :)


34 Laureen @FoxKitchen November 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

Love the cookie cups! My mind is racing with all sorts of ideas about different filling variations. I can hardly wait to get started

Pinned, shared on Facebook and adding to my MMM Must-Make-Monday series :)


35 spabettie November 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

hi Laureen! fun, right? I know, I have several other flavors I want to try as well… I look forward to seeing what you make!


36 Toni November 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

we had these for our holiday dessert, so fun and good! everyone thought I was so clever LOL


37 Kristina Sloggett November 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

so happy to hear this, Toni! happy holidays!


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