I am slightly obsessed with making “cookie balls”…since last week I’ve made three different kinds ( that’s right, I still have one yet to come…)
Today I am sharing these decadent Tiramisu inspired cookie balls. If you like Tiramisu then you will LOVE this yummy bite size version. My little tiramisu secret is to use flavored coffee creamer in the filling.
The steps are almost exact with the exception of the ingredients. I also opted to make a chocolate caramel sauce to drizzle over the top. Which was basically melted chocolate, melted butter and caramel sauce. I placed in a squeeze bottle and drizzled. I will share some of the photos I took along way:
1ozcontainer aprox 8of Mascarpone cheese at room temperature
3tablespoonsof Bailey's Toffee Almond Cream coffee creameror to taste
1cupSavoiardi cookies finely crushedhard lady fingers
1cupplus 1 tablespoon nilla wafers finely crushed
For the dip
1Hershey Dark Special Bar
1Bag of semi sweet chocolate chips 10 oz
Tablespoon of shortening or vegetable oil
Optional: sprinkles; white chocolate for meltingor crumble extra cookies (for topping)
Cream the first 4 ingredients together. Add the coffee creamer last to flavor to taste. Then after crushing the cookies add to the mixture and thoroughly combine. Cover with saran and refrigerate for at least one hour. Prepare a lined baking sheet/tray. Melt dark chocolate and chips in a double boiler - add a tablespoon of vegetable oil/shortening to thin out the mixture. Roll dough into balls - about half the size of a teaspoon. Drop the balls into the mixture and with spoon coat the balls
Remove with a fork - tapping to remove excess chocolate. Transfer to baking sheet
Either sprinkle with more crumbled cookies or non-perils. Refrigerate/freeze until hard.
I strongly recommend freezing these overnight before serving and to serve very cold.
melt white chocolate and place in a squeeze bottle or using a spoon - drizzle over the tops of the hardened cookie
Note: After dipping in the chocolate I drizzled with a chocolate caramel sauce and crushed lady fingers and toasted almonds.
My name is Tina, and for as long as I can remember I have enjoyed cooking and being in the kitchen. I really have no formal training in cooking, and despite the really cute name of my website, I'm actually not a chef. While I may not have graduated from some great culinary school, I got my start at an early age in the kitchen of my Italian Mama. I often watched and did not ask too many questions, I learned that the most important ingredient in any dish is LOVE. Cook with LOVE and your meals will always taste good!