All week, I’ve been sharing my Easy, Last-Minute Christmas Ideas. (See How to Make a Greenery & Ornament Swag, How to Style Your Dining Room, and How to Make a Christmas Ornament Garland if you’ve missed the other posts.) But today, I’m sharing my Mock Martha Christmas Cookie Trifle.

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You’ve seen me make the full-on Martha version of this icebox cookie cake for my St. Patrick’s Day Party, but today, I’m showing you the “ack-I-don’t-have-time” version. Because it’s Christmas, and you’ve got other things to do.

Ingredients

  • Store-bought chocolate chip cookies, soft or crispy work.
  • Store-bought edible topper. (I used a white chocolate-covered pretzel, but chose anything that strikes your fancy. Have you seen the giant M&Ms? They would be cute in red and green)
  • Heavy cream, 3 cups. (Buy a quart and have 1 cup of cream left over for your coffee.)
  • Mascarpone cheese, 8 oz.
  • Sugar, 2 T

You’ll also want to have:

  • Dessert shot glasses (also called “dessert shooters” or “tasting glasses”)
  • Tasting spoons or iced tea spoons
  • Electric mixer (free standing is easier than hand held)
  • Disposable piping bag and standard cupcake frosting tip

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Recipe

For the original Martha version where you bake your own cookies, click here. But if you want to save hours, just do this.

  1. With an electric mixer, mix 3 cups of heavy cream with 8 oz. mascarpone until soft peaks form.
  2. Add 2 T sugar and continue mixing until stiff white peaks form.
  3. Add about one cup of the cream mixture to the piping bag. Using a piping bag instead of a spoon helps keep the sides of your glass neater.
  4. Break off three or four small pieces of chocolate chip cookie, and press those into the bottom of your shot glass.
  5. Pipe in about 1/2 inch of cream.
  6. Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the glass and finish the trifle with more cream.
  7. Store in the fridge overnight. This lets the cookies soften.
  8. Decorate the top with your pretzel or candy embellishment just before your event.

Yield: 1 cup of cream and 2.5 cookies (3-inch size) made 8 mini trifles.

And here are the step-by-steps

(This is the same as in the recipe above, but illustrated with pics, so there’s no guess work.)

With an electric mixer, mix 3 cups of heavy cream with 8 oz. mascarpone until soft peaks form. Add 2 T sugar and continue mixing until stiff white peaks form. Add about one cup of the cream mixture to the piping bag. Using a piping bag instead of a spoon helps keep the sides of your glass neater.

Break off three or four small pieces of chocolate chip cookie, and press those into the bottom of your shot glass.

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Pipe in about 1/2 inch of cream.

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Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the glass and finish the trifle with more cream.

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Store in the fridge overnight. Decorate the top with your pretzel or candy embellishment just before your event.

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