Holiday,  Vegetarian

Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Gingerbread Cookie Trifles

TGIF my friends! Who needs something chocolate????

So we all know that “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”……but second to that is creating decadent and festive treats to share!

Clearly I have a thing right now for taking photos with around the Christmas tree. It’s just the best background, don’t you think? Well I think it is anyway.

I don’t know about you but personally my favorite desserts involve different flavors and textures mixed together to create something epic, preferably served with a spoon! These trifles fit that criteria and go above and beyond it by looking super Christmasy.

We recently got some knew glasses to add to our kitchen and immediately upon seeing them I knew they were destined to be trifle cups. So you guys have my mom to thank for these because she’s the one who got the cups.

Alright, so tell me, have you made cut-out cookies of any kind this season? I’m not gonna lie, I don’t make them as much as I’d like to because I always think about how much easier it is to not make the mess all over the counter-top and just make cookies that can be rolled into balls and baked. For these trifles though, they needed to have gingerbread men so I sot over my laziness and just went for a new cut-out cookie recipe.

I have a few versions of gingerbread cookies that I make every year but for these I wanted them to be both soft and chewy, yet hold their shape and none of my recipes work for that. That’s why I decided to create a cross between two recipes that I use a lot and I’m really happy with how they turned out. You can still make cut-outs that hold their shape fairly well, but also very chewy and soft, unlike most cut-out cookies. They are just what your holiday season needs and you have to admit they look super cute on the cups.

Actually, these trifles, the whole package deal, that’s what you need. Oh and I should note that I made these pretty big for photo-value because that’s what you do when your a food photographer needing the perfectly layered trifle. You can decide how big to make them or make them sharing size.

Have a great weekend, guys!




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