I tried to up my glam factor this week with liquid eyeliner. Despite working through every tutorial at The Beauty Department, my cat eye is far from the cat’s meow. Thankfully, I did manage a new culinary success by adding some glam-factor to everybody’s favorite- the chocolate chip cookie.
Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter cheesecake cups are a blast of flavor overload combining three of my favorite desserts: chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake, and chocolate. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are pressed into muffin tins to bake. We’ll whip up some fluffy peanut butter cheesecake filling and top off our cups with rich chocolate ganache. Bliss, I tell you. If you’re a food blogger, you know that glam desserts require some ultra specialized photos. After all, you went to all the trouble to wow your guests, why not show it off with gorgeous food pics? I know I’ve rambled on and on about this before, but you simply must get your hands on the Tasty Food Photography E-book to learn to take your food photos up a notch. I’ve read it. I use it. I’m seeing my photos improve with every recipe.
- Make one batch of batter for chocolate chip cookies and use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough into 15 greased muffin tins. Freeze extra dough balls or save for later. Using a wet finger or the bottom of a cup, press dough up the sides of the muffin tin to form a cookie cup. Bake recipe as directed and cool in tins. Place on cooling rack or serving plate.
- Peanut Butter Cheesecake Filling: Combine all ingredients except for cream. Make sure you've whipped your cream to stiff peaks and then gently fold in HALF of the whipped cream three times until combined. Refrigerate the other half. Portion into cookie cups.
- Chocolate Whipped Ganache Place chips and cocoa in a medium bowl. Heat cream until very hot. Pour over chips and cocoa. Allow to sit 2 minutes and then stir together. Refridgerate until cooled but not quite solid. Whip until it thickens up and then gently stir in leftover whipped cream. Pipe on top of cookie cups and refrigerate until serving.
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