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Gingerbread Tiramisu Jars

Personal dessert jars filled with layers of espresso-dipped ginger cookies and molasses pudding!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 jars
Calories: 524kcal
Author: Kayla Burton


  • Hand mixer
  • Double boiler
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Thermometer
  • Small jars or cups


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces mascarpone room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphured molasses
  • cup heavy whipping cream cold
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • teaspoon ginger optional
  • cups espresso or strong coffee room temperature
  • 48* gingerbread or gingersnap cookies


  • Heat the egg yolks and sugar in a double boiler while stirring constantly with a whisk until it reaches 160°F. Remove from heat and let cool.
    If you don't have a double boiler, place the ingredients into a heatproof bowl on top of a shallow pot of simmering water.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the molasses and the mascarpone.
  • Whisk the heavy whipping cream until it reaches soft peaks (holds its shape but is very slightly droopy when the whisk is lifted). I recommend using a hand mixer for this.
  • Once the yolk mixture is completely cool, slowly whisk in the mascarpone mixture. Then, gently fold in the whipped cream.
  • Combine the cocoa powder with cinnamon and ginger (optional). Sprinkle a fine layer of cocoa powder in the bottom of the jars.
  • Dip a cookie in espresso and place it in the bottom of the jar.
    Add 1-2 spoonfuls of the mascarpone filling on top of the cookie.
    Repeat layers of dipped cookies and filling until the jar is full, ending with the filling.
  • Cover and place the jars in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top right before serving.


*The quantity of cookies may vary based on cookie and jar size. I recommend using gingersnaps as they tend to be more dry and crunchy.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For best results, enjoy within a day of preparing.
The provided nutrition information is an estimate, the calorie accuracy is not guaranteed.


Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1067IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 3mg