I have no words.
These cookies are so pretty and even more delicious! We are big fans of Tiramisu. Last year I made a delicious Tiramisu we liked so much it is now tradition to have it as my husband’s birthday cake. For months now I have been toying around with an idea to make Tiramisu cookies. I googled it but found nothing to what I had in mind so of course I just made up my own recipe and to my delight it turned out even better than imagined!
Tiramisu is made with lady fingers soaked in coffee (in my recipe I soak them in hot chocolate.) Half the lady fingers are placed in a dish then topped with a creamy mascarpone mixture and the layers are repeated. Then it is topped with cocoa powder and shaved chocolate. As you bite into it you taste the soft lady fingers that taste cake-like and the delicious creamy mascarpone mixture. These cookies are a twist on the same idea.
The base is a soft sugar cookie, which I made using my favorite sugar cookie recipe. I used a decorative circle cookie cutter.
I made up my own mascarpone frosting recipe, using a little butter and powdered sugar. I loved how it turned out! Mascarpone is similar to cream cheese but creamier and a little tart. It’s delicious. You can find it at about any grocery store in the fancy cheese section. It is a little pricier than cream cheese though. A little F.Y.I. if you want to use cream cheese here is how you substitute it:
8 oz. Mascarpone = 8 oz. Cream Cheese + 2 T. Sour Cream + 1/4 cup Heavy Cream.
You can thank Carla Hall for that.
To make the chocolate curls, I used a vegetable peeler and a block of chocolate. (See this for more info.)
And here it is! I love making up recipes and am such a food nerd but it makes me so happy when it turns out so good. I of course shared them since I shouldn’t eat them all. It was a huge hit with my friends and family. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
Love to be in the Kitchen Original Recipe
Sugar Cookies (homemade or store bought)
8 oz. mascarpone, softened
1 stick butter, softened
2 1/2- 3 cups powdered sugar
cocoa powder, for sprinkling
Prepare sugar cookies according to directions, cutting them out in round shapes. I used a decorative circle cutter. (As pictured above.) Bake according to directions and let cool.
To make the frosting:
With an electric mixture, cream together the mascarpone and butter on medium speed until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Add up to 1/2 a cup more if it needs to be thicker. Once incorporated, mix on medium high and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl once or twice.
Frost cookies. I used a pastry bag fitted with a small open star tip. You could also put the frosting in a zip-lock bag and cut the tip off, and pipe it on or you could just used a butter knife. Frost 4-8 at a time then carefully sprinkle on cocoa powder. I used a sieve and gently tapped on it so the cocoa powder would fall out evenly. Next top with chocolate shavings. Repeat until finished.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
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Tiramisu (made w/o coffee)