BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS
BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS

BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS

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CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS FILLED WITH A CHOCOLATE BAILEYS CHEESECAKE. THE PERFECT BITE-SIZED INDULGENCE!

It’s no secret that we have our fair share of Baileys around at this time of year. Ok, really all year but more so around the holidays. It is the perfect addition to coffee or hot chocolate during these chilly winter months. It’s actually snowing as I write this. It almost never snows here, and certainly not like it is now. Giant flakes coming down, and a blanket of snow covering everything. It’s a Baileys kinda night (or afternoon, don’t judge)!

I was trying to decide how I wanted to style these pics last minute (as usual) when my friend Chrisy suggested using some mini Baileys bottles as props. Except I didn’t have any — we only buy the big bottles around here (lol), and I no longer have a liquor store within walking distance. I literally couldn’t think of anything else to style these pics with, so off I went on icy, treacherous roads (not really) to the liquor store… at 11am. They had just opened, or I would have gone even earlier.

The girl at the counter saw me looking around furiously and asked if I needed help. I pretty much always need help in the liquor store. Aside from Baileys and the occasional bottle of sangria, we don’t drink much, so I never know where to find ANYthing.

I told her that I was looking for the travel-sized Baileys bottles and she said they didn’t have any (dammit). BUT, you know how you can sometimes get samples of the mini bottles attached to the big ones? She went over to the large Baileys bottles, asked me how many little ones I needed, pulled them off and GAVE them to me. For FREE. Best ever, right?? She totally helped me out of a bind, as I was not about to go from liquor store to liquor store looking for some. I think we can agree that they really work in these pics, right? I should bring her some of these Baileys Cheesecake Cookie Cups as a Thank You.

I’ve baked with Baileys a few times before but it’s been a while since my last Baileys post. I’m surprised it’s been so long since I’ve used it in a recipe! It adds such a delicious and unique flavour, and pairs perfectly with chocolate. I used my favourite chocolate cookie recipe for the base of these Baileys Cheesecake Cookie Cups and filled them with a light no-bake chocolate Baileys cheesecake.

I’ve used this cookie recipe quite a few times before, and I totally love it. It uses black cocoa, which gives it an Oreo flavour, but if you only have regular cocoa you can just use that. You could leave the chocolate out of the cheesecake if you like, but I love the Baileys and chocolate combo myself.

BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS
BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS

INGREDIENTS :

Chocolate Cookie Cups:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/4 cup black cocoa sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy cream chilled
  • 8 oz cream cheese full fat,softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate melted, cooled
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two regular sized muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powders, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugars on med-high until light and fluffy (approx. 2-3mins).
  4. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop (3 Tbsp) scoop dough into muffin tins, press down to flatten.
  7. Bake for approx. 10-13mins or until mostly set, but still soft in the middle.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately use a small jar or container to press firmly down in the center to create a well. Cool in pans for 10mins, loosen each slightly by twisting it in the pan.
  9. Cool for 5 more minutes then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks (ideally with a cold whisk and in a cold bowl).
  2. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate and Baileys and beat until incorporated.*

You can find complete recipes of this BAILEYS CHEESECAKE COOKIE CUPS in livforcake.com

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