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Tiramisu cookies

Tiramisu cookies


Tiramisu cookies – Experience the blend of coffee and sweetness with these Tiramisu Cookies, a variation, on the beloved Italian dessert. Bursting with the flavors of espresso and the creamy indulgence of mascarpone these cookies are a treat for any special moment. Whether it’s an occasion or simply a craving for something sweet these cookies are guaranteed to leave an impression.

Tiramisu cookies

I’ll never forget the first time I baked these Tiramisu Cookies. It was a rainy afternoon creating the ambiance for some baking magic. As the kitchen filled with the aroma of espresso, my husband’s curious glances transformed into anticipation. When our little one took that bite their eyes sparkled with pure joy. Since then these cookies have become a family favorite evoking memories of afternoons spent together.

What makes this Tiramisu cookies truly unique?

The Tiramisu Cookies beautifully blend cookie tradition with the charm of Italian Tiramisu providing a truly unique taste experience. Each mouthwatering bite combines the aromatic essence of powder with the luxuriously smooth texture of mascarpone frosting resulting in a multi-layered sensory delight. Not only are these cookies simple to make. They also boast a lavish show that makes them work for everything. From simple get-togethers to sophisticated extravaganzas.

Tiramisu cookies

What You Need To Make This Tiramisu cookies Recipe?

Unsalted Butter: The hero of our recipe. It provides a rich foundation allowing the espressos star ingredient to shine without overpowering it. We want to create a stage where flavors can gracefully dance together rather than competing for attention.

Instant Espresso Powder: This ingredient works its magic by infusing each cookie with a touch of Italy. It not only adds flavor. Also brings back fond memories of charming coffee shops and bustling Italian streets.

All-Purpose Flour: Consider this as the canvas that brings our masterpiece together. It’s reliable, versatile and effortlessly combines all the ingredients.

Cornstarch: Here’s a little secret, for achieving tenderness in our cookies. It’s what sets apart a cookie from one that melts in your mouth.

Baking Powder & Baking Soda: These two tiny miracle workers breathe life into the dough giving our cookies their lift and lightness.

Granulated Sugar: Sweetness that strikes the balance. We want to let the distinct espresso notes shine through without overwhelming them with sweetness.

Egg: Like a hug this binder brings everything together harmoniously. It ensures that all the elements of our recipe are united seamlessly.

Vanilla Extract: A whisper of warmth and aroma of applying that final touch of perfume before stepping out of your home – it adds an essential yet delicate element, to our cookies.

Mascarpone Cheese: Oh the creaminess is simply delightful! It’s the heart and soul of our frosting providing a texture and a subtle tang that perfectly complements the coffee flavor.

Powdered Sugar: This ingredient adds an amount of sweetness, to our frosting. It’s like a dusting of snow on a winter morning. Soft and beautiful.

Heavy Whipping Cream: This lovely addition brings an airy quality to our frosting making it as fluffy as a cloud with a dreamy creaminess.

Cocoa Powder: Here comes the finishing touch. A sprinkle of cocoa powder, on top not only brings a hint of chocolatey bitterness. Also adds an elegant and professional flair.

Tiramisu cookies

Steps To Make Tiramisu cookies:

Step 1: Melt the butter in a bowl. Stir in the espresso powder. Allow it to cool in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Step 2: In another bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 3: In a large bowl mix together the chilled espresso-infused butter with sugar. Add the egg and vanilla stirring until a mixture forms.

Step 4: Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the mixture while following your instincts for stirring. Add half of them at a time.

Step 5: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet, with parchment paper.

Step 6: As you wait for the oven to heat up let the dough rest for 30 minutes to give it some soul. Then, using a cookie scoop, place balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet with about 3 inches of space between them.

Step 7: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are firm. Allow them to rest on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Step 8: While waiting for the cookies to cool down whisk together mascarpone cheese until smooth. Incorporate espresso powder, vanilla extract and powdered sugar, into it.

Step 9: Slowly add in cream while whisking until you achieve a fluffy consistency.

Step 10: Spread frosting on each cookie affectionately and sprinkle some cocoa powder as a finishing touch.

Tiramisu cookies


To take your Tiramisu Cookies from delightful to divine it’s crucial to achieve the balance of texture and flavor, in the Espresso Mascarpone Frosting. Here’s a helpful tip; Before you start whipping the mascarpone and cream make sure to chill your mixing bowl and beaters. This straightforward effort makes an impact! The cold utensils help stabilize the cream and mascarpone mixture resulting in an airy consistency. Additionally be mindful not to overmix. Whip the frosting just until it becomes forms peaks – that’s when it’s in its dreamy state. By paying attention to these details you’ll achieve a silky smooth texture for your frosting that perfectly complements the chewy espresso cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use regular coffee instead of espresso powder?

Yes, you can use regular coffee. Using espresso powder will give the cookies a more intense coffee flavor that truly elevates them.

How long can I store these cookies?

You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for, up to 3 days. If you want to store them for a long period refrigerating them would be best.

Can I freeze the dough for later use?

Absolutely! Just make sure to wrap the dough before freezing it. It will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. Before baking remember to thaw it, in the refrigerator.

Tiramisu cookies
Tiramisu cookies

Tiramisu cookies

Experience the combination of Italian desserts and classic American baking with our Tiramisu Cookies. Each bite of these cookies takes you on a textural journey; the decadent coffee-infused base beautifully blends with the velvety smoothness of mascarpone frosting topped off with a dusting of cocoa powder. This recipe not only creates cookies. Also crafts an unforgettable experience blending the boldness of espresso, with the subtle sweetness of sugar and the luxurious creaminess of mascarpone. Whether you’re a dessert lover or an adventurous baker these Tiramisu Cookies will bring a touch of elegance to your kitchen promising to elevate your tea time or dessert spread into an unforgettable affair.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Tiramisu cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies


Coffee Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 c 226 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • c 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • c 300 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Espresso Mascarpone Frosting:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese cold
  • c 180 grams powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c 237 ml cold heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting


  • Start by melting the butter and stirring in the espresso powder. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Take a bowl. Blend the cooled espresso butter with sugar until well combined. Then whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until they are just combined.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Let the dough rest for 30 minutes. Using a cookie scoop place dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat ensuring they are spaced apart.
  • Bake your cookies for around 10 to 12 minutes. Until their edges are nicely set. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Whip up some mascarpone cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy. Mix in espresso powder, vanilla extract and powdered sugar gradually while continuing to whip it up. Finally add heavy cream bit by bit until you achieve a fluffy consistency.
  • Once your cookies have cooled completely frost them generously with your mascarpone frosting. Sprinkle some cocoa powder over them as an extra touch of deliciousness.
  • Now that your Tiramisu Cookies are ready to be devoured sit back and enjoy every bite!
  • I hope you relish these Tiramisu Cookies!


Don’t worry if you’re longing for our Tiramisu Cookies but need an option. I’ve got you covered! Just make a simple swap to still savor the deliciousness of this espresso-infused treat. Instead of using all-purpose flour switch to your gluten-free flour blend. Look for one that’s specifically designed as a 1:1 replacement, for flour – this way your cookies will maintain their texture and structure. Also remember to check that your baking powder, baking soda and other ingredients are labeled gluten-free to avoid any chance of cross-contamination. Embrace these changes. You’ll discover that these gluten-free Tiramisu Cookies are just as delightful offering a treat without any compromises.
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