Tiramisu Cookies are little nibbles of Italian bliss based on classic tiramisu, featuring the rich flavors of espresso and cocoa infused into a soft and chewy cookie. These delightful cookies are the perfect addition to all of your holiday celebrations!

Tiramisu Cookies Recipe

Why We Love This Tiramisu Cookies Recipe

All right folks, I have a confession to make. This is my newest cookie recipe for the holiday season. When I dreamed up these Tiramisu Cookies, I believed myself to be the first person to ever think of something so wonderful.

Alas, Google always shatters the dreams of a person who expects to be an original. I found (after the fact) that Martha Stewart has a Tiramisu Cookie Recipe.

SWEARS… lots of swears!

Here is my not-as-original-as-I-thought-but-still-completely-fabulous Tiramisu Cookie Recipe. The cookies are tender boozy pillows filled with rich creamy mascarpone and espresso filling. Each sandwich is kissed with a sprinkling of unsweetened cocoa powder to mimic traditional Tiramisu.

Tiramisu Sandwich Cookies

Happy Holidays!

In the past, I’ve had an aversion to boozy extracts. I figure if you want something to taste like brandy, why not just add brandy. In this case, you simply can’t get a strong enough rum flavor without using an extract. You’d have to add so much rum that it would effect the texture of cookie dough.

To make the cookies uniform, I like to roll them into equally portioned balls, then flatten them with the bottom of a glass.

Tiramisu Cookies Recipe

Pipe the mascarpone filling onto the bottom of each sandwich cookie and top. Allow the cookie to sit out for a while so the filling will set.

Tiramisu Cookies Tips & Tricks

  • Instead of making tiramisu sandwich cookies, make simple frosted cookies and frost each one for double the cookies!
  • Don’t over dust the cookies with cocoa! I love a little dusting of cocoa on top of these, but be sure to only do a very light dusting. It you want to opt for a heavier dusting, cut the cocoa with powdered sugar since cocoa can be very bitter.
  • You can find instant coffee granules in the coffee section of the grocery store!
Tiramisu Cookies Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

What flavors are in Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert that is typically made with layers of ladyfingers, espresso, whipped cream, marscapone, and usually has some sort of liqueur in it like Kahlua.

How should I store leftover tiramisu cookies?

To store any leftover cookies, place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Tiramisu Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Tiramisu Cookies ~ little nibbles of Italian bliss.
Servings: 40 sandwich cookies


For the Tiramisu Cookies:

For the Mascarpone Espresso Filling:


For the rum cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • For the rum cookies: Using an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar, vanilla, and rum extract together until light and fluffy—3-5 minutes. Add the egg and beat until combined.
  • Add the baking powder and salt, then slowly add the flour to the mixture until well combined. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Scoop small 1- to 1 1/2-teaspoon portions of dough and roll into balls. Place a little extra sugar in a small bowl and roll each ball in sugar before placing on a baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass to press the dough balls into flat disks 1/2-inch thick. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until just baked through.

For the Mascarpone Espresso Filling:

  • Wash the mixing bowl and dry well. Then place the mascarpone and butter in the bowl and beat to combine. Pour the vanilla extract into a small bowl. Add the instant espresso powder and mix to dissolve. Beat into the cheese mixture. Slowly add the 2 cups powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add extra powdered sugar if needed.
  • Place the filling in a large zip bag and cut a tiny hole off the corner. Turn half of the cooled cookies over and pipe 1 teaspoon of filling onto the bottom cookies. Top each cookie sandwich and sprinkle with cocoa powder.


Serving: 1sandwich cookie, Calories: 141kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 42mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 255IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, Italian
Author: Sommer Collier
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