Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
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These easy cookie cups have a rich chocolate cookie base and a light, creamy peanut butter mousse filling.
Serves: 12 cookie cups
For the cookie cups:
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For the peanut butter cheesecake mousse:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cups heavy cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease or butter a cupcake pan and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the butter at medium-high speed until light and fluff, about 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar and beat until combined, about 1 minute more. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
  5. Use a spoon or cookie scoop to scoop about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each of the 12 cupcake cups. Press the batter down and then halfway up the sides of each cup.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are set. Remove from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. If the centers of the cookies rose during the baking time, use a spoon or a small cup to carefully press them down into a cup shape. Carefully remove each cup from the cupcake pan and allow them to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack. While they cool, make the peanut butter mousse.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and peanut butter. Cream on medium-high speed with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and mix another minute. Add the heavy cream and beat at medium-high speed for another 4 minutes, until the mousse is thick and spreadable.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, fill them with the peanut butter mousse. You can use a spoon, or you can use a piping bag to make fancy swirls. Either way, these are delicious!
Recipe by Today We Bake at