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My sweet friend, Glory from Glorious Treats recently published her first book, Glorious Layered Desserts! I was thrilled when she asked me for a quote about the book and I’m so honored that it is published inside. She surprised me by including me in the acknowledgments, as well. Amazing how much can happen in a few years… I originally contacted her in 2009 when I was planning my BFF’s daughter’s snowflake party and asked permission to feature her gorgeous blue snowflake cupcake photo from Flickr. She didn’t even have a blog at that point! Now here she is, an author with a super popular blog! I am so proud of her!

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We decided it would be fun to make one of the many amazing recipes from her new book, so I chose the Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes! They were SO yummy….and oh so cute in new little glass jars!

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Here is the recipe…

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

Makes 4-6 servings

Dessert Components:

  • Chocolate Cookie Crumble
  • Creamy Whipped Cheesecake
  • Whipped Cream, as garnish

 Assembly:

1. Prepare and back chocolate cookie crumble and cool.
2. Prepare creamy whipped cheesecake. When the cheesecake mixture is complete, add 1/3 cup chocolate cooke crumble and blend until well combined.
3. If desired, prepare whipped cream.
4. Assemble the desserts by adding about 2 tablespoons chocolate cookie crumble to the bottom to the bottom of each dish. Top crumbs with a  layer of cheesecake. (Assembly may be easiest if you fill a  large ziploc bag with the cheesecake, cut off one corner of the bag, and squeeze of the cheesecake into the dishes.)
5. Add another layer of chocolate cookie crumble and then another layer of cheesecake.
6. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream and piece of cookie.
7. Store the desserts in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Best when chilled about 15 minutes. Enjoy within 4 hours of assembly for best texture.

Chocolate Cookie Crumble
Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

17 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos)
3 tablespoons butter

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Use a rolling pin to crush cookies (cookies and cream) in a large ziplock bag. Or, if desired, chop the cookies in a food processor. Using a food processor will produce finer crumbs. It’s up to you how small you want the crumbs or if you want t leave a few pieces larger.
3. Place the cookie crumbs in a large bowl.
4. Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
5. Pour melted butter over cookie crumbs and stir until crumbs are evenly moistened.
6. Spread crumbs onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
7. Store crumble in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

Cheesecake Mousse
Makes 3 cups

Ingredients

2/3 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar,  divided
1 8oz block cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest (optional)
2 Tbsp. milk

Directions

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until in begins to thicken. While mixing, slowly add 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Continue to beat until mixture is thickened and hold a stiff peak. Do not overbeat or it will become overly thick and clumpy. Scoop into a bowl and put in the refrigerator.

2. In the empty mixer (no need to wash), add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Continue mixing and add remaining podered sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest (if desired). Add milk and beat until well combined.

3. Stop mixing and gently fold in (with a spatula) the cold whipped cream. Fold together until just combined.

4. Use immediately, or cover and keep in the refrigerator up to 1 day.

Whipped Cream
Makes 2 3/4 cups

Ingredients
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

1. Chill the bowl and beater (whisk attachment) of your electric mixer by placing them in the freezer about 5 minutes. This will help your cream whip up faster and fuller.
2. When the bowl has chilled, pour cream into bowl and begin whipping on medium-high speed.
3. When the cream is beginning to thicken, slowly add the powdered sugar, while continuing to beat.
4. Add vanilla, while mixing.
5. The whipped cream is done when it has more than doubled in volume and, when you stop the mixer and lift up the whisk, the cream stays in place.
6. Do not overmix or the cream will become too stiff, will become clumpy, and will begin to turn into butter.
7. Use whipped cream immediately, or keep in the refrigerator up to 4 hours.

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Guess what?!

We are giving away a copy of Glory’s book, along with a set of our new glass mini jars + mini wooden spoons!

Please use the widget below for easy entry!

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recipe :: glory albin, glorious treats
styling :: kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
mini jars + spoons :: the tomkat studio shop
photography :: rennai hoefer, ten22 studio

  1. Chastity

    August 13th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite dessert is Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  2. Andrea Worley

    August 13th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    My favorite is my Great Grandma’s Cheesecake! those jars & spoons are darling!

  3. Annie

    August 13th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    OMG this picture is making me drool.. So fun!!!

  4. missy

    August 13th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Super cute! And so yummy!

  5. Kari H

    August 13th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yum! These look delicious!

  6. Talina

    August 13th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Chocolate! Anything chocolate!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Dorothy C.

    August 13th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I love ice cream!!! My current favorite is cookies and cream.

  8. Tracy

    August 13th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    My favorite desert is Carrot Cake!!

  9. shari

    August 14th, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Looks delish!!! and the little cups are so cute… thanks for the chance to win the whole package!!

  10. Tina

    August 14th, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I would love to win Glory’s book….she is so talented! Thanks Kim!! xoxoxoxo

  11. Ashlynn

    August 14th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! The cookies and cream cheesecake! My husband will be SOOO happy!

  12. Au Manalo

    August 14th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to try this one time with my daughter on one of her playdates.

  13. Lauren Davison

    August 14th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Holy moly! These look AMAZING.

  14. nedra

    August 14th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I would love this!

  15. Angie

    August 14th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Yum-yum! & ccccute too!

  16. Marilyn

    August 14th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    My favorite dessert is ALL of them. I’m a dessert-a-holic!

  17. Jennifer Lintzeris

    August 14th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Favorite treat-so hard to decide! My MIL makes an amazing cheesecake. Nothing “fancy”, no bells and whistles other than maybe some strawberries & glaze on top but it is SPECTACULAR! And my mom makes a crumb cake that is out of this world! Now I’m hungry!

  18. DeAnn

    August 14th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    OMG! I can’t stand it! This book looks sooo delicious I could just eat it. Wink Wink!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

  19. shannon

    August 14th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    YYMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Got to try this.

  20. Jennifer

    August 14th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I love anything lemon or cheesecake based.

  21. Ashley

    August 14th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    My fav is any kind of cookie. But chocolate chip is hard to beat!

  22. Kristin P.

    August 14th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I love Tiramisu!

  23. Tennille

    August 14th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I love anything chocolate!!

  24. Pam

    August 14th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Brownies and ice cream!

  25. Carrie Cheng

    August 14th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Um, how can I pick ONE dessert?! I have such a sweet tooth! But one in particular that’s hard to get here in the States is the Taiwanese dessert snow ice. Flavored ice shavings topped with fresh fruit..it is AMAZING. I have to go back to Taiwan for that stuff!!!!

  26. Sarah

    August 14th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Making these sweet desserts ASAP!

  27. Beth

    August 14th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    My favorite dessert is anything chocolate, chocolate mousse, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate cake…yummy! 🙂

  28. ileana

    August 14th, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    My favorite dessert is flan!! Oh, it’s so delicious!

    I will not turn down any dessert, though pies are low on my love list.

  29. Nancy M.

    August 15th, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Chocolate. Just gimme chocolate.

  30. Cindy A.

    August 15th, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Those look delicious. Cant wait to make these.

  31. stevie

    August 15th, 2014 at 8:32 am

    My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies with vanilla pudding mix thrown in the dry mix. Thanks for the chance! Blessings.

  32. Jolene

    August 15th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I can not say no to a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. Ever.

  33. Alice

    August 16th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    This looks amazing!! Banana pudding is my favorite dessert right now. A close second and third are cheesecake and creme brûlée!

  34. Bobbi Palmer

    August 16th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate

  35. Farhana Sarker

    August 18th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Anything cookie and cream, I love!

  36. Clarisse Wood

    August 18th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    These look yummy and I would love to win.

  37. Naomi

    August 18th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    My favorite dessert is homemade chocolate chip cookies, fresh from the oven. Yum!

  38. Tina garza

    August 18th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I really love all the recipes with chocolate… I hope have good luck so I can win

  39. Wendy

    August 20th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Salted Caramel Anything!!!! I had the most amazing salted caramel gelato yesterday. I am hooked!

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