After last weeks Cookie Cup Cheesecakes, I knew cookie cups were going to happen again. Hand held dessert, check, single portion, check, super yummy and creamy, check and check!
These were sooo yummy, chocolatey and peanut buttery, yummy, yummy! They package up real cute(sorry no pic), I took them to our Op Shop bake sale, I just took little plastic gift bag, put a little piece of cardboard in the bottom so they had a little stability, pop 2 in a bag and tied them up with a chocolate-colored ribbon. Super cute, say for a year-end teacher’s gift.
I started off make some chocolate cookies in a mini muffin tin, then topped them off with peanut cheesecake. I thought about making some chocolate whip cream, but I thought they were probably decadent enough, but you can if you want. You could also make them bigger in a regular muffin tin, but I like little desserts, it feels like you’re dieting!
Peanut Butter Cheesecakes in Chocolate Cups
3/4 cup butter, soften
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cornstarch
Cream together butter and sugar for 5 to 7 minutes, then add the egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, add all dry ingredients, and whisk to break up any lumps. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to wet. With a small scoop, place small rounds of cookie dough in a well-greased mini muffin pan, kind of flattening out the top of each ball with your finger(keep a little water around to help the dough from sticking to your finger.) Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, when they come out of the oven, if they are puffed, use a wooden spoon to make a bowl, and if they went over the top of the muffin cup, take a small cookie cutter and trim off the end while they are still warm. Set aside.
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, soften
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup of powder sugar
1 8 oz. tub of cool whip
In a bowl whip cream cheese until light and fluffy, then add peanut butter and mix until well combined, then add sugar and cool whip and mix until everything comes together. Pipe into chocolate cups.