Transport yourself to the charming cafes of Italy with our Tiramisu Cookies – a delightful twist on the classic Italian dessert, reimagined in cookie form. These tender cookies are infused with the rich flavors of espresso and cocoa, then topped with a luscious mascarpone frosting reminiscent of traditional tiramisu. Whether enjoyed with a cup of coffee or as a standalone treat, our Tiramisu Cookies are sure to evoke feelings of indulgence and sophistication.
Why We Love This Recipe:
✔️ Authentic Flavor: Enjoy the iconic flavors of tiramisu in convenient cookie form, perfect for snacking or gifting. ✔️ Delicate Texture: Indulge in tender, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are light and airy yet full of flavor. ✔️ Easy to Make: Whip up a batch of these cookies with simple ingredients and minimal effort, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings in no time.
For the Cookies:
- 1 and 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Mascarpone Frosting:
- 4 ounces (113g) mascarpone cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup (55g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Sheets:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Make the Cookie Dough:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
Shape and Bake the Cookies:
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out portions of dough and roll them into balls.
Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Flatten each dough ball slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until set and slightly firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the Mascarpone Frosting:
In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened mascarpone cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
Assemble the Cookies:
Once the cookies have cooled completely, spread a dollop of mascarpone frosting onto the flat side of each cookie.
Sandwich together with another cookie to form a cookie sandwich.
Dust with Cocoa Powder:
Dust the tops of the assembled cookie sandwiches with unsweetened cocoa powder using a fine-mesh sieve.
Serve and Enjoy:
Arrange the Tiramisu Cookies on a serving platter and serve immediately.
Enjoy the rich flavors of espresso, cocoa, and mascarpone in every delightful bite of these indulgent cookies!