Oatmeal Cookie Tiramisu

This post is sponsored by Earth Bean Coffee.

Today I solve a big problem.

And that problem is people putting lady fingers in desserts.  

In my opinion, lady fingers are the most boring cookies in the history of cookies.  Oatmeal cookies are not the most boring cookies.  They are actually totally delightful cookies, so I put them in this tiramisu for the most fun tiramisu of your life.

AND this opens a world of possibilities in the tiramisu arena! Just think! Instead of lady fingers you could use any cookies!! Chocolate chip, double chocolate, snickerdoodle, sugar cookies…or a mixture of ALL the cookie flavors.  So long, lady fingers.  You will not be missed.


Now.  I didn’t totally veer from a traditional tiramisu, as I did dip the oatmeal cookies in some brewed Earth Bean Coffee.  Ever heard of Earth Bean? If you buy a bag of their coffee, they plant a tree.  What a happy thing!

In addition to coffee they make these neat wood pour overs that I think would make such a fun gift for a coffee lover.

Back to the non-traditional parts of this tiramisu.  Along with throwing out the lady fingers, I also changed up the creamy, dreamy layer.  Traditional tiramisu (so I read in recipes) has raw egg yolks.  Since raw / unpasteurized eggs aren’t recommended in pregnancy, I nixed the eggs and added whipped cream instead.  And here we are with a tiramisu dessert that I enjoyed eating.  

Typically when I eat tiramisu I’m like, “dear tiramisu, you are so meh.” But with oatmeal cookies tiramisu is no longer “meh.” It is now a fabulous thing.

Oatmeal Cookie Tiramisu

Yield: serves 7ish peeps

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes (+2 hour inactive chill time)


oatmeal cookies
1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
6 tbsp butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk

tiramisu layer 1
2 cups brewed Earth Bean Coffee

tiramisu layer 2
1 pint heavy whipping cream
8 oz mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup sugar

cocoa topping
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350ºF.  In a bowl, combine all oatmeal cookie ingredients.  Stir until a dough forms.  Roll dough into 16 small-ish balls and flatten.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes.  

In a cold, metal mixing bowl whip heavy whipping cream until whipped cream forms.  Once whipped cream has formed, mix in mascarpone and sugar until smooth.

Brew some Earth Bean Coffee and dip oatmeal cookies into warm coffee.

In a trifle dish, layer oatmeal cookies with creamy mascarpone whipped cream.  Cookies - creamy, dreamy marscarpone - cookies - creamy, dreamy marscarpone.  

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder.  Use a fine mesh sifter to sift cocoa mixture over the top.

Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or overnight).  Serve to any lady finger hating guests :) And then bond over lady finger hatred.  And perhaps have a conversation about how with the Earth Bean coffee in this dessert you planted a tree.


  1. mmm, oatmeal cookies would be such a nice surprise if you’re eating it expecting crappy ol’ lady fingers! hahah

  2. I am a fan of tiramisu especially with a cup of coffee. However, I’d be down with replacing the lady fingers with Oreos! I don’t think I’ve ever had lady fingers by themselves but the name of them is enough to creep me out- haha.

  3. You really did solve an age-old problem! Haha I loooove espresso and chocolate together but do not love mushy ladyfingers. Such a genius idea to use oatmeal cookies. Also- now craving iced coffee!

  4. This is so much better ;) I want to try this with chocolate chip cookies and coconut whipped cream!

  5. I agree! Tiramisu should be all the things I love…cinnamon, coffee, cheese, whipped cream. However, I have never found this dessert very satisfying simply because Lady Fingers are such a let-down. I will definitely give this recipe a try!

  6. Don’t call me the weird one out but I actually used to like lady fingers in Tiramisu. Not on their own but in that dessert for sure. These days, they’re out for me due to the eggs in anyway so I think your version of the classic sounds seriously enticing. Changing the cookie used is a genius way of coming up with a new variety every time you make it. Those chocolate wafers might not be the worst in there, either …

  7. Oh my goodness, this is perfection. Oatmeal cookies for the win! (My fave!)

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