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no bake shortbread tiramisu dessert on a White plate

No Bake Shortbread Tiramisu Dessert

No Bake Shortbread Tiramisu Dessert - this easy no bake tiramisu recipe uses shortbread cookies dipped in espresso! It's topped with a sweetened cream cheese or marscarpone filling that everyone loves. It's the perfect easy dessert recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword tiramisu
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 298kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $15


  • 2 5.3 ounce packages Walkers Shortbread Fingers (16 cookies)
  • 6 ounces 3/4 cup (178ml) hot water
  • 3 heaping teaspoons instant espresso powder see note
  • 8 ounces (225g) cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups (170g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract optional
  • 1 cup (237ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ounce baking chocolate semi-sweet or 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Stir espresso powder into hot water. Dip each cookie completely in the espresso, submerging it and allowing it to sit for a couple of seconds. Arrange in an 8x8" baking dish. Set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth, then mix in powdered sugar and both extracts. Beat until smooth.
  • Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form (using a hand or a stand mixer). Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over the top of the shortbread cookies in the pan. Finely grate chocolate over the top evenly or dust with cocoa powder.
  • Chill at least 2 hours before serving but up to 8 hours. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 2 days.



If you cannot find the espresso powder you can use 2 packets of Starbucks via or 2 tablespoons instant coffee.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g