IRISH CREAM & CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE "TIRAMISU"
Your Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, baked (or bought)
12 oz heavy whipping cream, whipped
12 oz mascarpone cheese
¾ cup granulated sugar & ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
¾ cup Irish Cream & ¼ cup Irish Cream, divided (Bailey’s is classic)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Coco powder for dusting
½ cup strong coffee
In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, whip the mascarpone cheese on medium high for about 30 seconds. TIP: You can also use a hand held mixer with beater attachments in a large bowl.
Add ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¾ cup Irish Cream, and vanilla to the whipped mascarpone.
Carefully turn the mixer on low and increase the speed to medium. Whip until the sugar and Irish Cream has evenly incorporated.
Add ½ the whipped cream to the mascarpone mixture. Whip on medium speed for about 20 seconds until smooth and combined. Add the remaining whipped cream and gently whip for 15 more seconds. (Alternatively, you can mix by hand the remaining whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until smooth. Careful not to over mix as the delicate whipped cream can flatten and lose its loft.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring to a simmer the strong coffee with ½ cup of granulated sugar. Remove from the heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add ¼ remaining Irish Cream. Let stand at room temperature.
To assemble the dessert, soak your favorite chocolate chip cookies in the warm coffee syrup for about 10 seconds until juicy but not totally soggy.
Layer two cookies between a generous spoonful of Irish Cream Mascarpone and top with even more Irish Cream Mascarpone. Dust with cocoa powder and ENJOY!