Happy New Year!
I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday, but truth be told, I’m ready to tackle 2012 and I am GLAD to have you BACK, reading, baking, and just being here for me, giving me reasons to keep posting!
Over the holidays, I made this: a chocolate mousse topped cheesecake. I’ve made a similar cheesecake before, but this one literally takes the cake. A thick layer of sturdy, deeply rich chocolate mousse is piled as tall and thick as the insane cheesecake it sits upon, it’s intensity playing ever so sweetly with the tanginess of the cream cheese.
A match made in heaven.
As you may know, I do not like graham cracker crusts, so I opted to use cookie dough for this cheesecake. No kids, the cookie doesn’t burn. In fact, it doesn’t get too done at all. hard to believe, considering it is baked for an hour and a half, but, it gets just the right amount of baked.
I used chocolate chip cookie dough, straight out of the Nestle refrigerated section, and it was the perfect amount to substantially fill the 9 inch pan. Don’t you love when things work out like that? Oh, I do. It’s kismet. Serendipity.
I hope you’ll give this recipe a shot, and let me know what you think. It’s easier than it looks, but I’ll warn you…the mousse requires a ridiculous amount of dishes. I have no idea why, but it does. Pots. Bowls. Whisks and spoons and more bowls. Is it worth it?
Oh, you betcha.
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And thanks so much everyone for making 2011 a banner year for me – I couldn’t have done it without you! Now…look out 2012!