This is a dessert I had years ago at a potluck. It was so amazing it was gone in a matter of minutes and so I was desperate to know the recipe. I scoured the internet but I wasn’t really sure what it was called and so it was hard to nail down what was in it. Finally, Melody and I put our heads together and came up with our version, a layer of chocolate chip cookie, cream cheese filling, chocolate pudding and whipped topping. I don’t know if it’s exactly like the one I had at the potluck but I do know this one is so good your eyes will actually roll back in your head when you take a bite… always a good sign for a dessert!
Here’s What You’ll Need
1 Tube – of prepackaged chocolate chip cookie dough. I recommend the tube because it’s easy to squeeze into the ramekins.
1 Package of Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
Milk – enough per Jello package instructions
1 Brick of Cream Cheese
1/2 a Box of Powdered Sugar
1 Tub of Cool Whip
First make the chocolate pudding per package instructions and put in the fridge to chill. Next you’ll need to prep the cookies. We made ours in little ramekins for individual desserts but you could also do this in one large casserole dish, or pie plate. We pre-set the oven per the cookie dough directions. Next we sprayed each ramekin with cooking spray and squeezed a little cookie dough into each one.
Use your fingers to press the cookie dough into a layer at the bottom of the ramekin. Put them all on a cookie sheet and into the oven to bake per your package instructions.
You want your cookie dough to bake but not get too crispy (otherwise it’ll be hard to spoon into). Remove from the oven when finished and set to the side to cool.
While cookie crust cools, whip together your cream cheese and powdered sugar using an electric mixer.
Next use a butter knife or spoon to add a layer of the cream cheese filling to the top of your cooled cookie crust. On top of the cream cheese add a generous layer of your chocolate pudding. Top chocolate pudding with cool whip and place in the fridge to chill until ready for service.
I made these for a dinner party so there were literally people standing around drooling waiting to eat them… if I’d had more time before service I would have topped with some shaved chocolate or some raspberries, a garnish would have been lovely so I encourage you to add one.