Tiramisu Cookie Cups

I think I have an obsession with Tiramisu; I can’t stop making it! This time I married it with cookies it’s my favorite version yet: Tiramisu Cookie Cups!

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Tiramisu Cookie Cups - these easy from scratch sugar cookie cups are filled with my favorite tiramisu mousse! My family loved them!

Whelp, it’s that time of year again: TV dead time. All the shows are over. Every night Mel and I scroll through our non-existent DVR list and wonder what to watch. Shows like Scandal, Friday Night Lights, and Newsroom have ruined me because nothing we start to binge grips me like those shows did. What are you watching? I need advice, and it can’t be bloody (Mel can’t deal) or historical fiction (I can’t deal).

A few weeks ago we’d almost given up on what to watch when Mel said, “I want to watch the pilot of that show you love so much. You know, the one with the mom?”

“You mean Gilmore Girls? You want to watch Gilmore Girls with me?” I asked, shocked and awed. “Yeah, let’s do it,” he told me.

Ladies, you know what they say about when you find your husband cleaning the house? Ain’t got nothing on when he is so bored of House Hunters that he offers to watch Gilmore Girls with you.

Throughout the entire pilot, which I hadn’t watched in years, I came to realize that a lot of my parenting is based on Lorelai and Rory. Turns out that Mel thought the same thing because he kept looking at me and laughing. “Oh, so now I get why you want Jordan to be your BFF!” he chortled.

And it’s true. A lot of what I learned about life and motherhood I learned from Lorelai Gilmore, including but not limited to my love of french fries and coffee.

Hence, the Tiramisu addiction…

Tiramisu Cookie Cups Recipe

Remember back when I made Tiramisu Mousse? That stuff, man I ate it all in a sitting. Then recently I re-made my Tiramisu Cups and I still wasn’t done. I asked myself, what else could I use as a vessel for tiramisu? I’m not a huge fan of lady fingers, which is why I love the easy mousse and the cupcake cups in the first place.

What else could be mixed with tiramisu? What could be molded to hold it? Hmmm…oh yeah. What about my favorite absolutely perfect sugar cookies?? I thought to myself, those will be PERFECT. Mold them into a cupcake pan, fill them with tiramisu cream, and they’ll be the perfect bite-sized hand-held cookie version of tiramisu.

Guess what? They turned out better than I expected. Oh, so much better. (I’ve lost hope that my bathing suit will fit me this year, so why not just go all out?)

These are so easy to make and they’re ready in a flash.

Tiramisu Cookie Cups - these easy from scratch sugar cookie cups are filled with my favorite tiramisu mousse! My family loved them!

My favorite sugar cookie recipe is perfect in these cookie cups. I used a regular size cupcake pan and pressed the dough into each cavity. No need to use liners, but you can if you want an easier clean up.

The cookies puff as you bake them, so they don’t have to be pressed into the perfect cup shape. While they’re hot, press down on them with a shot glass or something similar sized to form the cup.

The tiramisu is made with easy to find ingredients and fills up the cookie cup easily. Feel free to go heavier or lighter on the coffee, depending on your preference level. And if you want to make these even easier, use a store-bought sugar cookie dough instead of my recipe!

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Tiramisu Cookie Cups

Tiramisu Cookie Cups - the perfect way to eat tiramisu! Fill easy sugar cookie cups with my favorite tiramisu mousse recipe for a great dessert.


For the Cookies:

Use the following Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe (or substitute 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough)

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups flour

For the Filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1-2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee, to taste

  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (you may substitute about 3 cups freshly whipped cream)

  • Cocoa, for dusting



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray (I like using the kind with flour in it).

  2. Make the cookies: Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat in egg and both extracts. (Almond extract is optional, but adds amazing flavor!) Mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour.

  3. Place 2 tablespoon balls of dough into each muffin cup. Press the dough flat along the bottom and halfway up the sides of the muffin cup. It doesn’t need to be perfect because they’ll rise and you’ll need to reform them after baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes until they’re just turning golden brown (they taste better if you err on the side of under done).

  4. When they’re hot from the oven, use the back of a glass (a shot glass or small juice glass is perfect) to press down in the center to re-form the cup shape. Spray the glass first with nonstick cooking spray to ensure it won’t stick. Let the cups cool, then remove from the pans (with the help of a butter knife, if needed).

  5. Beat cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer. Slowly beat in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add coffee to taste and stir, then fold in the Cool Whip.

  6. Spoon about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of filling per cooled cookie cup. Dust with cocoa and serve.

  7. Store loosely covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cups may be frozen for up to one month before filling.

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Tiramisu Cups to go

Easy Tiramisu Cups to go

Easy Tiramisu Mousse

Tiramisu Mousse (3 of 8)

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Sweets from friends:
Tiramisu Cupcakes by Life, Love, and Sugar
Peanut Butter Cup Tiramisu by Beyond Frosting
Tiramisu Pudding Shots by Lemons for Lulu

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  1. These look incredible and tiramisu is something I never thing to make. I guess I need to move closer to you and you’d rub off on me 🙂

  2. These Tirimasu cookie cups look absolutely scrumptious and what a fantastically different way to serve this classic dessert. Brilliant post thank you for sharing your Tirimasu love. Sammie

  3. Aww love gilmore girls, I recently rewatched the whole series on netflix. So darn good. Mistresses is coming back and it was good, you should watch that! And girrrl don’t even get me started on my tiramisu addiction its so bad, one of my local restaurants serves an amazing one and yes I order it every time! Love the combination of a cookie cup tiramisu! 

  4. Wow, these look great! Wish I was there to taste them for you. 🙂

  5. Man, I can never get Kenny to watch GG with me. He says all they do is talk nonstop. Which is true, but it’s such GOOD talking.
    I don’t know why, but I can’t stop watching Entourage. I’m like 12 years late to the party, though, so maybe you’ve seen it. And they just loaded another season of Veep onto Prime, so that’s also fun!
    These cookie cups. Wow. Just so good. That filling looks crazy addictive!

  6. My issue with tiramisu has always been that it is too mushy – not enough texture contrast. This recipe actually seems like the perfect solution!

  7. Hubby and I are having that same empty DVR feeling.  Alas thank goodness the Bachelorette starts up tonight.

    I really do miss GG too and I may have to finally get Netflix just for Gilmore Girls Seasons.

    These cups look amazing, may just have to make them for an upcoming party.

  8. This looks like such a delicious way to enjoy tiramisu flavor without the fuss of assembling so many layers 🙂 

  9. These look amazing friend. And so easy to make. I will be making these at my next girl’s night out. Love them. Scheduled to share on FB because who wouldn’t want to make these. Pinned & yummed.

  10. You make me very hungry when reading this article. I can’t pay attention to my work any more, just want to go home and try to make it. It will be wonderful. Thanks guys

  11. I’m trying these this weekend. I’m changing it a little though. Adding marscapone to whipped cream.

  12. Sound delicious! Love this recipe 🙂

  13. Hi! I love GG just watched the series on Netflix…. 
    I love the idea of the sugar cookie can’t wait to make these. They look amazing! 
    How much in advance can they be made?

    Thanks so much

  14. Oh no just when i was trying to get off the sweets i bump onto your article :)..Now i will have to try this..Thanks for sharing this Dorothy !!

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