Tiramisu is one of those desserts I have always loved, I remember buying tiramisu ice cream with my dad every Saturday when I was little and anxiously waiting for dinner time when I could finally eat it. So it’s no surprise that I am now trying to recreate it as much as I can.
The downside to it is that I really need to get it right, so for this cookies there were a few things that were non negotiable for me: they had to be super creamy, have a clear coffee taste and not too much of an overpowering chocolate flavour. It actually took me 4 attempts to get them right, but it finally happened.
So what’s in them?
- Brown and granulated sugar: I tend to do a 50/50 sugar split when I make cookies, however, for this one I added more granulated sugar than brown sugar
- Mascarpone cheese: Mascarpone is such a key ingredient for these cookies, it gives them not only the creamiest texture, but also a very creamy flavour
- Ground coffee: this is particularly important! The coffee granules are the key to an amazing coffee after taste, I actually used ground coffee from the coffee pods I use at home
- Chocolate: cut into very small pieces to spread out better and not overpower
These cookies are delicious and feel like a bit like a baby of mine, so I hope you love them as much as I do!
- 114 gr of butter
- 120 gr of granulated sugar
- 80 gr of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 90 gr of mascarpone cheese
- 1 tsp espresso grounds
- 270 gr of flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100 gr chocolate chopped into small pieces
- Preheat your oven at 180 degrees celsius
- In a bowl, mix together the butter and brown and granulated sugar until completely combined. Then add the egg, coffee grounds, mascarpone and vanilla extract and mix again.
- Fold in the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
- Once the flour is incorporated, fold in the chocolate chunks with a spatula.
- Scoop the cookies into a lined baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are golden. Please note that these cookies golden up quickly, so keep an eye on them after the 8 minute mark.