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Guinness Week: Stout and Chocolate Mousse with Guinness Oatmeal Cookies

Most of the time, I'm not that wild for chocolate mousse. The texture and flavor mostly leaves me wanting for more pizazz. "Humdrum" springs to mind. But this Guinness Chocolate Mousse with Guinness Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies has just the kind of oomph all mousse needs to make me really want to gobble it up.

The mousse is light and fluffy, but with amazing depth thanks to the malt and coffee notes in the beer teamed up with rich dark chocolate. And then the chewy, crisp-edged cookies...I had to bag them up to stop eating them. Beware! Especially if you make bite-size versions; they're just so easy to pop in your mouth.

But if I may offer a word of advice—try letting part of a cookie hang out in the mousse for a few minutes. The cookie turns super-soft and delicious as it soaks up some mousse. This dessert is fun enough to serve at a dinner party, but uncomplicated and casual enough to eat while hanging out on the couch in your PJs.

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