When the holidays roll around, I like to hit ‘pause’ and really take the time to spend with the people I love. Usually for me, this means one-on-one time, as opposed to throwing a raging party. I simply prefer maintaining connections with my loved ones over a cup of coffee… and something sweet and delicious, like tiramisu. This recipe not only makes this classic recipe simple, but is super fast to throw together at the last minute.
- tiny cookies
- 1 shot of espresso — I used the Voltesso capsule
- 1 cup mascarpone
- 1 cup whipping cream (in place of raw eggs as traditionally used)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- a splash of rum (~1 teaspoon)
- cocoa and cocoa nibs for topping
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To start, make your cookies according to the package (to make life wayyy easier, I used this natural sugar cookie kit). Roll the dough onto a clean, floured countertop and cut out shapes (I used the tiniest, cutest cookie cutter set ever). Bake and, when finished, allow to cool.
Recently, Nespresso sent over their new VertuoLine system, aka the easiest cup of espresso I’ve ever made at home. In a matter of (what felt like) seconds, I had a fresh shot of espresso waiting to pour over my sugar cookies. I added a splash of rum, but you can also skip this step.
Whisk together mascarpone, whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract for about 5 minutes or until peaks start to form.
Now is the fun part: assembling the layers! Because I’m so fancy, I used these gold-rimmed coupe glasses, but you can use any small glass you have on hand. First add a layer of cookies, then pour over the espresso and rum. Top with a layer of the whipped mixture. Dust with cocoa powder and cocoa nibs. For as fancy as this looks, it’s kind of silly how easy it is to make this recipe!
art direction, styling, and photography by Jojotastic
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