Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse Bomb

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"
  • 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
  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.
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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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…


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

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

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

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

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.

Jessica @ How Sweet

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

sally @ sally

LOVE the cookie bottom! so creative 🙂


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. 😉


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.

Chandra Wood

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!!

Cookbook Queen

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.


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


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

Amilia @justeverydayme

Oh. my. goodness. I have to make these! 🙂

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

Utter genius.


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

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

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! 🙂


What an awesome treat!

Debby Pucci

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


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

Averie @ Averie Cooks

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


This is brilliantly insane! I love it!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

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

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Um, sort of in love!


I see these on a picnic table in my near future 🙂

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

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


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

Kate Dickenson

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

Emilie @ Emilie

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

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

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

Lizy b

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

Marisa Waid

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

Tara @

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!


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


Your my hero for today. Thanks!!!

Tracy @ Pale Yellow

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


This looks amazing!!


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.


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

Debra Kapellakis

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

Erika - The Teenage Taste

Wow, that mousse looks Heavenly! Great idea! 😀

Steve @ the black peppercorn

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


Making these right now…so excited!

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

I have no words for this…other than WOW.

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

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

Darla | Bakingdom

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!!!


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!!

Katrina @ In Katrina

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

bridget {bake at 350}

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!

Marie B.

Glad I’m not the only one to fall in love at first sight! Mousse is in the fridge as I type and the fun time is coming! Thanks for the amazing yet simple treat to eat and serve!

barbara schuster

I just tried to make these for Easter dessert and BOMBED out. First of all, they were not firm enough to dip and second, after I melted the choc chips and added the shortening the choc was too thick to dip anything in it. Too bad as I spent a lot of money for all the ingredients and there was no way to salvage
except to through it all together in one bowl and drop by teaspoon on cookie. They were very ugly.
Please let me know after you try to make these if you have any problems.

barbara schuster

*throw not through