Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cookie Monster Dessert

I think I must have been conditioned at a young age to want dessert right after supper.  As soon as I am finished eating my meal, I immediately want something sweet.  It doesn't have to be anything decadent. But it does have to be sweet.  We have something for dessert after each meal at my house.  It could be a bowl of ice cream, or a cookie, or some pudding or even an orange or banana.  It just needs to satisfy my sweet tooth that always seems to pop up right after dinner.  My husband likes to let his food settle before he digs into dessert.  Not me. I want it right away. I save room for it.  So in the morning, when I wake up, I'm usually already planning what I want for dessert that night. I'll check the cupboards and fridge just to make sure I got something on hand.  I'm just going to blame it on my childhood. Sorry Mom and Dad. It's all your fault.  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. 

And so what do you get when you combine some of your favorite desserts together?  You get the Cookie Monster dessert.  Part chocolate chip cookie, part pudding, part whipped cream and all delicious.  I'm thinking this dessert is the best of all worlds.  And it is a perfect ending to any meal.
1 tube (16 oz.) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1 block (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (12 oz) whipped topping, thawed (divided use)
3 cups cold milk
1 box (4 oz.) instant chocolate pudding
1 box (4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
mini chocolate chips for topping
(chocolate chips not pictured)
Make sure you go with a larger tub of whipped topping because you need some for the filling and some for the topping.

Set cookie dough out on counter and let come to room temperature to soften (this will make it easier to spread into your baking dish). Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
When dough is soft, spread into baking pan.
This takes a little patience to get it all spread out. Just get it as even as you can.
Bake for about 14-16 minutes until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely.
Now it's time to start on the next layer.
In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
 Add in 1 3/4 cups of whipped topping.
Mix gently.
Once your cookie base is completely cooled, spread on cream cheese mixture.
Now it's time to make the pudding layer.
In a medium bowl, combine chocolate and vanilla puddings with cold milk. 
 Whisk it together until smooth. Let it set for about 2 minutes. 
It should be soft set but still spreadable.
Spread pudding mixture on top of cream cheese layer.
Spread remaining whipped topping on top of pudding layer.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Keep dessert stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Look at those yummy layers.
Now get yourself a little slice and dig in.
Go on. I won't tell. 



rin71 said...

Love your recipes! Thank you so much for sharing!

Adele - The Dutch Door Kitchen said...

We're a desser family too. My daughter would love to make this!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

This looks easy and delicious! My husband can be found looking for dessert each evening...if I haven't made something he'll go for the oreos. It's nice to have a new idea to make for dessert!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this TONIGHT! thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful looking recipe.

Tami said...

I can see why you save room for dessert! This is amazing! Geez, it might even qualify as a dinner replacement! YUM!

Linda B said...

Oh my goodness...this will be made soon. Instead of chocolate chips on top maybe I will drizzle some chocolate syrup around and about..hmmm. This looks like another one that my granddaughter will love as much as the Oreo Pudding Poke Cake. :)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

I am the same way - no waiting for dessert, need my sweets right away! This looks amazing! I love the creamy and the cookie together!

Vickie said...

Oh my word! That looks delish! It almost reminds me of my Mom's Mississippi Mud Pie! I am going to have to make this as soon as I can! YUM YUM YUM!

Becky said...

My husband has a big sweet tooth, and this yummy dessert fits the bill. I can't wait to make it. Love the pic of your little helper.

Medeja said...

This is really awesome dessert!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow does that look terrific. I am making this for my next special occasion. Come visit today. We have a wonderful recipe and the Improv Cooking Challenge.

Sandra said...

It's wrong on so many levels for me to want this for breakfast!

The Better Baker said...

Brandie - I've always known you are a woman after my heart! ;-} Our kids were raised with dessert after every meal too. MMM! LIFE IS SHORT - EAT DESSERT FIRST, right? This looks and sounds like a fantastic dessert. I make something similar, but do love your choc chip cookie crust here. Again I say...MMMM!
Thanks for another sweet tooth satisfier!

Paula said...

This looks absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to try it! Also, it's nice to know that I'm not the only person who has the same reaction after dinner...where's my sweet treat! Plus, I too blame (haha) my mom for being an awesome cook and serving us dessert almost every night after dinner! Here's to dessert! 'Cause like it's been already commented on - life is short, eat dessert first!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds like heaven!! Can't wait to try this. I'm just like you, I need something sweet after dinner. I try so hard not to give in, but in the end I do :)

Cookielady said...

OMG! This looks delish! I too have a similar recipe that I know is wonderful so this has got to be better because of the chocolate chip cookie crust. Mmmm. Thanks for the awesome recipe. We're usually looking for something sweet after supper too.

The Country Cook said...

Thank you SO very much for all the lovely comments!! You guys are amazing! I really hope you like this recipe if you try it!

Patty said...

We have had this for years at our Christmas family gathering(all 75 of us!) and have always refered to it as "Aunt Jalene's desert". It just isn't Christmas without it. Thanks for reminding me of the wonderfulness of it.

Diane said...

Yes Yes Please :))

Eliotseats said...

No that is what I call a dessert. It is funny how every family is different. We usually only have dessert on the weekends, holidays or, I guess, any stressful day. :)

Anonymous said...

I made this for our "goody day" at school. It was a hit. Everyone loved it. A nice addition to the usual cakes and cookies people bring. I followed the recipe exactly.

Denise said...

Another winner! I talked you up with links right here: Thanks for keeping my kids' tummies pleased. :)

Just Me said...

I'm making this and your lemon dream cake for my son's grad party on Sat. I'm making strawberry pretzel salad and chocolate dump cake too. : ) Your desserts have inspired me. lol!!

Patsy said...

Love your recipes! I find myself logging on to your page and skimming through your recipes to figure out what to make for dinner several times every week! Thank you for making one part of my very busy life a little bit easier!

Anonymous said...

I am making this today for my family i am only 12 but i love to cook!

Brandie S. said...

I love that! 12 is a great age to start cooking and baking! I know your family is going to love this one. And it will taste even better because you made it for them! :)

Brandie S. said...

Thank you so much for that Patsy! That makes my day to hear or um, read. ;)

Brandie S. said...

Thanks so much!!

Brenda Helvie said...

Had to try this, but I altered it sorry. My husband isn't a chocolate fan, so I decided to use a sugar cookie crust and use banana cream and white chocolate pudding instead. It's chilling now, but it tasted great as I licked the spoon after putting it together. Can't wait to eat it. I'm sure it will be a hit here.

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