Post by Rebecca Green of Not-So-SAHM
Too many Cs? I could actually call these Confetti Cheesecake Cookie Cups if I wanted, but we’ll go with three Cs. Kane’s 8th (8!) birthday is coming up and his most favorite dessert in the whole world is cheesecake. Well, it’s probably a toss up between cheesecake and our nearby baked Bergers Cookies — they are kind of a mix between a black and white cookie and a fudge cookie and are insanely delicious. So for his birthday, I wanted to make a cheesecake dessert incorporating the two.
But I’d also like to not be left home alone with an entire cheesecake (no willpower, I tell you), so when I spotted this individual cup recipe, I knew it was a perfect fit. I adapted it a little to fit our own cookie situation and you can too! Plus, it’s no bake, so super easy to make.
Nothing says celebration to our family more than confetti and when I came across The Land of Nod’s fabulous Confetti Wall Decals, I was instantly reminded of the brightly colored edible confetti I’d seen before. So of course I had to add that. Now that’s a party in a cup!
8 Bergers cookies (or use your own favorite)
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
whipped cream for topping
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or you can use a hand mixer), add the cream cheese and mascarpone. Beat on medium speed until the cheeses are mixed, then drizzle in the condense milk with the mixer still going. Add the vanilla extract and beat the mixture until it’s creamy and smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.
Crumble your cookies into small pieces. Take 4, 6-ounce jars and add a tablespoon of cookie crumbs to create a “crust.” Then add a layer of cheesecake mixture. And continue layering until you ready the top. Place in the fridge for 2 to 4 hours — just until the cheesecakes sets. Remove the jars and top with a little whipped cream AND confetti!
Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails, and run long distances. A relatively recent SAHM, she blogs family-friendly activities, DIYs and celebration fun at Not-So-SAHM.