Day 16: Tiramisu Cookies

When I saw the name “Tiramisu” and then the word cookie in the same sentence, I knew we had to try these.  The cookie dough is similiar to a sugar cookie dough.  The taste is a sugar cookie combined wtih a light tiramisu filling in the center.  The filling is made of marzipone cheese, confectionary sugar, vanilla, instant espresso, and rum extract.  We did not have any rum extract.  I thought about replacing that with actual rum but read the author’s note saying that adding rum would not produce the intense flavor of rum extract.  Most people (including myself) would have added enough rum to taste, thus changing the actual dough qualities, but warned in advance, we ommited the rum.  We did add an extra 1/2 tsp extra of vanilla and instant espresso.  We thought the quantity called for in the recipe (1/2 tsp of each) was too mild.  The cookies came out flatter than we expected in the first batch, so we made the cookies smaller in the second batch which helped.  The author stated the cookies would be airy like the sponge cake used in tiramisu.  Our cookies are not airy or spongey, crispy on the outside.  But, I think the flavor was not comprimised.  The filling has a subtle taste of coffee combined with the sweetness from the confectionary sugar.  The cocoa sprinkled on top makes them look fancy.  ImageThis is a  cookie that is out of the box and unlike the others we’ve made.  If you’re a fan of tiramisu, these are the cookies for you.

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