Tiramisu 9 Word Cookies: The Perfect Treat!

Tiramisu 9 Word Cookies is a unique combination of two classic Italian desserts. The name “Tiramisu” is derived from the Italian phrase “tirami sù”, which literally means “pick me up”. This dessert is made up of a light sponge cake soaked in espresso, layered with a creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs, sugar, and cocoa powder. The “9 Word Cookies” part of the name refers to the nine words that make up the recipe: espresso, mascarpone, egg, sugar, cocoa, butter, cream, cake, and ladyfingers.


  • 1 cup espresso
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 sponge cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 20 ladyfingers, split in half lengthwise


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the espresso, mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and sugar until well blended.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the espresso mixture until blended.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until blended. Add the cream and stir until blended. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Spread half of the cooled cocoa mixture on the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Arrange the cake cubes in a single layer over the cocoa mixture.
  5. Spread the remaining cocoa mixture over the cake cubes. Arrange the ladyfinger halves in a single layer over the cocoa mixture.
  6. Pour the espresso mixture over the ladyfingers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  7. When ready to serve, remove the sides of the springform pan and cut into wedges.

Serving Suggestions

Tiramisu 9 Word Cookies can be served as a dessert or a snack. For an extra special treat, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. It can also be served with a side of fresh berries or a scoop of ice cream.


  • Make sure to use a good quality espresso for best results.
  • If you don’t have a springform pan, you can use a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • If you don’t have ladyfingers, you can substitute with graham crackers.
  • The Tiramisu 9 Word Cookies can be made up to two days ahead of time.

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