Thursday, November 18, 2010
Super Easy Chocolate Mouse Dessert Cups....Great For The Holidays
I recently hosted a Houseparty (details on that to come soon) where I served these little treats. They are so yummy and easy to make. Even a non-baker can make these little jewels. Shhh....here are my secrets:
Shopping List (makes 12):
1 Tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
1 Box of Chocolate Mouse Mix (I used Betty Crocker)+ milk to make
1 Can of Spray Whip Cream
To Make The Cookie Cups (can be made ahead of time):
Divide your tube of sugar cookie dough into 12 even slices.
Spray or oil your muffin tin (even if it is non-stick).
Lay your "cookie disk" in the bottom of the muffin tin and press up the sides just a little bit (it will climb up as it bakes). Repeat until all 12 are done.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Pull the tin out of the oven and using a spoon deflate the cookies and lightly press down around the inside of the cookie to make your cup.
Return the cookies to the oven and finish cooking for a couple more minutes until the cookies are done and golden brown.
Let the cookie cups cool in the muffin tin.
Make The Mouse:
Make the mouse according to directions on the package. Then fill the cups (I used an ice cream scoop) and store in the fridge until it is time to serve.
Time To Serve:
When it comes time to serve the desserts use a spray can of whip cream and starting at the edge make circular motions until you cover the entire top. Add sprinkles (everything tastes better with sprinkles) or crushed up candy canes and top with a maraschino cherry. Viola!
Serve this dessert for the holidays and your friends will think that you are Martha Stewart........you don't have to tell them how easy it really was. =0)
*Tip- You could almost use anything to fill the cups up with. Try adding white chocolate chips and dried fruit (like cranberries) to the center right when they come out of the oven. Yummy! If you are ambitious, you could make pumpkin mouse instead of the chocolate mouse and serve it instead of pie at Thanksgiving.