Quick Tiramisu

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 12 servings


This Quick Tiramisu recipe is an easy version of the classic Italian dessert. Great to make ahead and save time when entertaining.


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
  • 3/4 teaspoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa


PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

CUT dough into 20 pieces. Shape each piece into a 2 1/2 x 1-inch oblong shape. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

DISSOLVE coffee granules in cold water; set aside.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup coffee. Fold in whipped topping. Layer 6 cookies in ungreased 8-inch-square baking dish. Sprinkle each cookie with 1 teaspoon coffee. Spread one-third cream cheese mixture over cookies. Repeat layers 2 more times with 12 cookies, remaining coffee and remaining cream cheese mixture. Cover; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Crumble remaining cookies over top. Sift cocoa over cookies. Cut into squares.

Try different flavors

by D. , Tennessee on Aug. 2010

I made this from the recipe and loved it, and then later made it again using Hazelnut flavored Tasters Choice instant coffee. Wow!! Added a whole new dimension. Try it!


by C. CHRISTINE , Mountain Top, PA on Jun. 2009


good without the coffee

by D. Doris , Orland, CA on May. 2009

These were just as good without the coffee we put coffee on half and not the other half and both were great.

Quick Tiramisu

by A. Arliene , Butler, WI on May. 2009

Had this dessert at a friend's party and when I opened my e-mail there was your newsletter with the recipe for me to try. The dessert was fabulous.

elegant and scrumptious !

by K. Kathleen , Bristol, CT on Mar. 2009

i absolutely adore tiramisu, so when i came across this recipe to make a quick delicious version of the real thing, i tried it right away. Wonderful !

Wonderful Dessert!!

by E. , Amarillo, TX on Mar. 2009

This was a great dessert, You were unable to tell that it took such little time to make. I will definitely make this again.

Quick Tiramisu

by J. Joann , OAKLAND, FL on Sep. 2008

this recipe is a special recipe for my friends and family since it is a big hit here

Taste Great and Easy too!

by L. LORENE , Opelousas, LA on Sep. 2008

I needed something to serve for a last minute dinner date. This worked out great. I had all the ingrediences to make it on hand. It was a hit. The only thing is next time i will try without the coffee.


by J. JANINE , Saint Clair Shores, MI on Sep. 2008

It was so quick I added a little Kaluha liquor also. Came out great

it wasn't bad

by C. CHERYL , Baltimore, MD on Sep. 2008

for someone that has never liked tiramisu, i can say that this recipe wasn't bad, very good flavors and you can change it around a little bit if you like i would make it for my guests, but now a regular for me.