Tiramisu Treasure Cookies

This one is a blast from the past!   I submitted these as my entry in 2007 to the Derryfest Cookie contest.   I was narrowly beat by a very common cookie, and when I realized how much 'politics' was involved in the judging, I stopped entering.   

I pouted about it for a while, and then I lost the recipe when my MasterCook program crashed.  The cookie came up in conversation today, and I put a call out on Facebook to see if anyone had saved a copy of the recipe, and my friend Lisa still had it!    The pictures aren't great, these were from a trial run and I went real light on the filling.       Thank you so much Lisa, I can't wait to make these again   :)



                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Tiramisu Treasure Cookies


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1              stick  butter -- softened
     1/2             c  powdered sugar
  1              large  egg -- beaten
     1/2             c  flour
                        Filling:
  4                 oz  cream cheese
 3                  T  light brown sugar
     1/2             t  instant coffee
     3/4             T  dark rum
  2                  T  Cocoa powder for dusting and/or
  2                 oz  melted chocolate for drizzling

Prepare filling: Beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Dissolve instant coffee in rum and beat into cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until needed.

Preheat oven to 375ยบ.  Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Beat in flour, mix to make a smooth batter. Spoon into pastry bag or a Ziploc with the corner cut off.  Pipe 24 rounds onto parchment lined sheets (approximately the size of a half dollar). Bake for 6 to 7 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool one minute on sheets, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

To assemble, pipe or spoon filling onto 12 cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Dust tops of cookies with cocoa powder for traditional tiramisu taste. Or drizzle with melted chocolate. Or both!  






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