We have, much to the chagrin of myself and my expanding body, apparently become dessert people. This has been caused by our Family Sunday Dinners with The Grandparents, so I blame them fully and completely. It just doesn't seem like a complete dinner without something for dessert. A terrible habit, which I want to break.
But anyway, this dessert was for The Grandmother's Birthday! I wanted to do something small, so there wouldn't be a lot of leftovers, and something a bit different. I found this on Buzzfeed - cookie cups filled with no-bake cheesecake filling.
The cups were simple enough, although I balked at pressing the (store bought) dough into the muffin tins - I was afraid they would be impossible to remove, because it was taking a heck of a lot of force to squish it into the tins. So instead we (The Mister helped with 2 before he lost interest and wandered away) flattened them into rounds in our hands and then formed them in the cups. I don't know how easy they come out the original way, but these ones popped right out after baking and a few minutes of cooling.
The filling was cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar and vanilla. I didn't really follow the amounts, I just tossed in what I thought looked good. I really really loved the filling. I could have eaten a big bowl of it as is, but I didn't, thank God.
Here they are plated up and waiting while we hunted for a replacement candle for the one that broke in transport. Admittedly they look very plain, but they were very very delicious. I am not a big fan of cool whip, so I probably wouldn't make this particular filling again (but it was very good!) but the cookie cup idea I hope to remember, because they would be equally fun filled with fruit, ice cream, or even whipped cream.