Peanut Butter Mousse Cookie Cups

by Erin

Today’s the day! The Game – Ohio State versus Michigan and one of the biggest rivalries in college football. Although I am not sure it will ever get any better than my last game as a student in 2006, with Ohio State at #1 and Michigan at #2 (and upon winning went to the National Championship where we lost to Florida but I digress).

This game is always makes me anxious. No matter what each team is ranked, anything can happen. Makes sense that this match-up is always the last game of the season before conference championships and bowl games. Wish it wasn’t at 11 am CST though.

To accompany this event, I made peanut butter mousse nestled inside mini cookie cups because it also happens to be National Mousse Day and you know how I love having a reason to celebrate a food holiday.

Peanut Butter Mousse Cookie Cups

Two years ago: Peanut Butter Reeses Pieces Giant Cookie for One

Three years ago: Red Velvet Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies


Makes approximately 4 dozen



1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough (with mini chocolate chips)


1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

12 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate sprinkles, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease two mini muffin pans.
  2. Please a tablespoon of prepared cookie dough in each cup. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes (middles will sink slightly) before removing from pan to cool completely on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. While the cookie cups cool, prepare the mousse. In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter and cream cheese. In another bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture until evenly distributed. Refrigerate the mousse until ready to assemble cookie cups.
  5. When the cookie cups have cooled, pipe mousse into each cup and top with chocolate sprinkles if desired. Serve immediately, or refrigerate and remove 5-10 minutes before ready to serve.

Source: Cookie cups adapted from my Big, Fat, Chewy Multichip Cookies. Mousse adapted from Dessert for Two.


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dina February 26, 2014 - 10:38 am

they are so cute and look yummy!

Johnna@thecharmitspot December 26, 2013 - 2:06 pm

How have I never made cookie cups before?! Shame on me. It seems like I have been missing out BIG time! These will be first on my list to make for sure. Love the combination with the mousse….and peanut butter!? Even better :-) Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer | Bake or Break December 2, 2013 - 10:05 am

Love these, Erin! You know I’m always with you on chocolate and peanut butter.

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker December 1, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Oh yummy!! These look delicious, football or no football. PS: I hope your team won!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 30, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Yum Erin! Your cookie cups look amazing! You have everything I love here, especially the peanut butter mousse!!

Joan November 30, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Oh my this recipe looks sinfully delicious! I’m going to make it soon.

Stephanie @ Plain Chicken November 30, 2013 - 10:31 am

These look delicious! I love chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter. Can’t wait to try them!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 30, 2013 - 9:53 am

haaa yeaahhh, my aunt invited us to watch the game with them in Conneticut (her sister-in-law lives there and they’re visiting) mmm but no.

These mousse cups look PERFECT! If I ate enough maybe I could be in such a blissful semi-coma that I wouldn’t mind sitting through a game ;P

spiffycookie December 1, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Haha well I thoroughly enjoyed myself on Saturday. I would gladly stuff you with all kinds of goodies to make football Saturdays tolerable for you ;-)


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