Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse Bomb

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Last week we said goodbye to winter.

I know Old-Man-Winter was kind to us this year, but I was still glad to see homeboy go.

 

And as much as I really love summer, what I love more is air conditioning.

I like the idea of being able to to go out and do things in the warm weather, but I LOVE the idea of coming back into my house that will be cool.  I am severely allergic to sweating indoors.  I think that’s why the gym and I have always tried to avoid each other.

 

So with summer just around the corner I decided to give you a treat guaranteed to not help you at all with your swimsuit situation.

I’m not a good friend.  I get it.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse Bomb

Let’s get started.

People will think you’re super fancy serving them these cute little treats.  I mean any dessert with the word “mousse” in it seems fancy to me.  It must be the extra “s”.

But this mousse is so totally not fancy.  It’s like, really ridiculously easy.

Mix some softened cream cheese and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl until it’s smooth, then fold in some Cool Whip.

That’s it.

Now, since were getting all chocolate chippy today you might want to chop up some chocolate chip cookies and fold them into your fancy mousse.

AND I’m not even gonna tell you to make your own cookies. I mean, you can if you WANT…but seriously, Chips Ahoy or Keebler will do the trick.

 

So look what you have…

Let this stuff chill for a bit.  Stick it in the fridge and go do some laundry.  No?  Read a book?  A magazine?  Facebook?  Whatever.

 

Now, fear not, but some assembly is required here.

You’ll need some more cookies, a small scooper and some melted chocolate.

Place your cookies on a flat surface…

…and using the scooper, blob a scoop of the mousse on top, gently pressing so the mousse sticks to the cookie.  Make sure you press it down so it sticks to the cookie, this will make a huge difference when you go to dip.

Then dip the mousse into melted chocolate, covering completely.  The process is similar to making Hi Hat Cupcakes.

Please, friends, don’t worry if it’s not pretty.  I get loads of emails asking “how to make your melted chocolate smooth”.  Well, it involves shortening and a lot of tapping.  If you don’t have patience for all the tapping, I say garnish.  Yep, just garnish the heck of out of it.

Enter mini chocolate chips.

That’s it!  Let the chocolate set up in the fridge and then they’re ready to eat!

Here are some insanely yummy chocolate chip cookie goodness from around the internets:

Homemade Double Doozies from Cookbook Queen.

  Cookie Dough Swirl Marshmallows from Love and Olive Oil

Brown Butter Double Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cookies from How Sweet

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars from Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse Bomb
 
makes approx 15 "Mousse Bombs"
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 25 Chocolate Chip Cookies, approx (I used Chips Ahoy), 10 cookies chopped for mousse, 15 cookies for assembly
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • optional ~ mini chocolate chips for garnish
Instructions
  1. With your mixer combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar on medium speed until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip.
  2. When Cool Whip is incorporated, gently fold in 10 chopped Chocolate Chip cookies.
  3. Chill Cream Cheese mixture for 2 hours in refrigerator.
  4. When ready to assemble, melt semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp of vegetable shortening in microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove and stir, repeat until chocolate is melted.
  5. Lay 15 remaining cookies out on a flat surface.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, or cookie scoop, scoop approx ¼ cup of mousse onto top of each cookie (pressing mousse gently into the cookie to help it stick), dipping each into the chocolate before moving onto the next. Transfer to a wire rack. Continue until you run out of mousse. Approximately 15 cookies.
  7. Garnish with mini chocolate chips, if desired and transfer back into the refrigerator to set, approx 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from refrigerator when ready to serve.
Notes
amounts will vary based on the amount of mousse you put on each cookie. I used a scoop that holds scant ¼ cup mousse and yielded about 15 "mousse bombs"

 

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Guest
March 25, 2012 7:12 pm

This is a really clever treat! I wish I could say it A/C time in my apartment…but we don’t have it! The perks of a college budget 😉 Luckily I can splurge for the ingredients for this recipe…

Guest
March 25, 2012 7:15 pm

This looks awesome! Not enough can be said for whipped filling covered in chocolate!

Guest
March 25, 2012 7:15 pm

These look so impressive! No-one needs to know how simple they are…!

Guest
March 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Awesome. My grandma used to make something similar, but not with the cookie on the bottom. She made the “mousse filling with chopped cookies, froze it, then dipped in chocolate. LOVE this idea. Yum.

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:01 pm

WHAAAAT! This is insane. I love.
And thanks for the link love!

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:03 pm

LOVE the cookie bottom! so creative :)

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:06 pm

Oh my gosh. These look AMAZING! I can’t wait to make these. Because you can never have enough spectacularly impressive and simple dessert recipes! I will be using garnish. 😉

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Ginni
March 25, 2012 9:14 pm

OMG! These look awesome!! My boyfriend has to take a “dish” to a lunch meeting later this week and he’s definitely going to wow with these.

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:28 pm

I love your blog! I think its great that you explain the recipe (with step by step photos and instructions) and then have a printable recipe! So user friendly!!

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:33 pm

Although I am usually a fan of winter because it means lots of soup, cozy blankets, and no yard work, this winter really ripped me off in a big way. No snow days? Just a waste.

This dessert is just all kinds of genius.

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:35 pm

Angry, in love, angry, in love, swooning, screaming, I don’t even know how to handle this right now….

Guest
March 25, 2012 9:53 pm

This makes my teeth hurt just looking at it – in a very good way!

Guest
March 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Oh. my. goodness. I have to make these! :)

Guest
March 25, 2012 10:12 pm

Utter genius.

Guest
March 25, 2012 10:21 pm

These are to die for….to. D.I.E. for!!! What an awesome idea to add the cookie to the bottom!!!

Guest
March 25, 2012 10:50 pm

This reminds me of the hi-hat cupcakes. LOVE the awesome mousse yum factor to dip in chocolate! I’m thinking there will be some happy hubbys this week! :)

Guest
March 25, 2012 11:27 pm

What an awesome treat!

Guest
March 25, 2012 11:39 pm

OMG this is t.h.e b.o.mb ! Looks so delicious.

Guest
March 26, 2012 12:01 am

How in the heck do you think of this stuff?!

Guest
March 26, 2012 12:04 am

Just the name alone…mousse bomb. Makes me want this that much more!!

Guest
March 26, 2012 1:50 am

This is brilliantly insane! I love it!

Guest
March 26, 2012 6:23 am

Whoa! This is so filled with sugary goodness! I love it!

Guest
March 26, 2012 7:32 am

Um, sort of in love!

Guest
March 26, 2012 7:33 am

I see these on a picnic table in my near future :)

Guest
March 26, 2012 8:37 am

oh yum, they are super cute and I so agree with garnishing them, makes life so much easier.

Guest
March 26, 2012 9:49 am

Well isn’t that heavenly. The only thing that could possibly make it better is adding peanut butter.

Guest
March 26, 2012 1:08 pm

This is a great idea i want to eat the house part with a spoon!
and I totally love your blog – great inspiration and ideas and yummy-ness! xxx

Guest
March 26, 2012 2:32 pm

I looove air conditioning too. I can manage working out if the air conditioner is blowing directly on me :)

Guest

You are just cruel! So much deliciousness in one little (ok big) cookie!

Guest
March 26, 2012 3:59 pm

Oh these look heavenly, and so super fancy!! I’d love that on a brownie!!

Guest
March 26, 2012 4:33 pm

Chocolate heaven.. Can you please send a dozen to Alabama? You make the best stuff.

Guest
March 26, 2012 4:37 pm

Ummm…are you kidding?

I love your stuff but seriously- not good for my diet!!! These look insanely yummy!!! I showed my mom the blow pop cupcakes & shes making them for the kids for Palm Sunday!

Guest
March 26, 2012 5:11 pm

They do look like you slaved in the kitchen!!! I’ll have to make these for guests, they’ll think I’m awesome!!
Thanks!

Guest
Victoria
March 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Your my hero for today. Thanks!!!

Guest
March 26, 2012 6:38 pm

These look so delicious! I love the idea and all the possibilities they inspire!

Guest
March 26, 2012 6:43 pm

This looks amazing!!

Guest
March 26, 2012 9:09 pm

I’m thinking that on the seriously warm days that we are bound to be having any second..these are SO going to be what I’m craving. Mousse is the new ice cream, methinks.

Guest
March 26, 2012 11:49 pm

Cookies, creamy moose & drizzled in chocolate!!!! Too much wonderful!! These would be great for a larger party! Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Guest
Debra Kapellakis
March 27, 2012 2:18 am

Thank you very much for sharing this. I don’t have those cookies here. I will bake my own. I don’t have cool whip here either. I will whip some cream. I don’t have chocolate chips here either. I will just chop a dark chocolate bar or shave it. mmmmm…My kids are gonna love me because of you! he he he

Guest
March 27, 2012 7:13 am

Wow, that mousse looks Heavenly! Great idea! 😀

Guest
March 27, 2012 8:15 am

Up here in Toronto it is freezing. Last week it was in the 80s here and now it could snow! Insane. On another note, these little desserts are the bomb!! :) Love it

Guest
March 27, 2012 12:48 pm

Making these right now…so excited!

Guest
March 27, 2012 3:40 pm

I have no words for this…other than WOW.

Guest
March 27, 2012 9:22 pm

This is by far the greatest invention ever. Holy moly. I need one of these in my mouth right now! Yum!!!

Guest
March 28, 2012 12:59 am

I can’t get over these. I mean, I’m kind of completely obsessed with them. They’re totally dessert this weekend….and I can’t wait!!!

Guest
March 28, 2012 10:39 am

I chilled the filling over night but it still wasn’t hard enough; it kept falling off my cookie when I tried to dip it in the chocolate :( . So I just ended up drizzling it on top. Suggestions?

Tasted great though!!

Guest

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Guest
March 30, 2012 9:07 am

If I don’t make this for my husband immediately I think he may divorce me.

Guest
March 30, 2012 9:45 am

I’m with you…I am ALL about the A/C. I heard Garrison Keillor say one time that he only goes outside to appreciate the coming IN! Yes.

Um, cookies, chocolate, BOMB?!? I like how you think!

Guest
March 30, 2012 10:08 am

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