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.

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

Mock Martha Individual Cookie Trifles

Simple cookie and cream layered dessert, based on Martha Stewart's Ice Box Chocolate Chip Cake.
Course: Dessert

Equipment

  • Hand mixer or stand mixer (stand mixer is easier to use)
  • Dessert shot glasses (also called “dessert shooters” or “tasting glasses”)
  • Tasting spoons or iced tea spoons
  • Disposable piping bag and standard cupcake frosting tip

Ingredients

  • Store-bought chocolate chip cookies (crispy or soft cookies 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)
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp white sugar

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer, combine cream, cheese and sugar. Blend on high speed 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.
  • Pipe in about 1/2 inch of cream.
  • Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the glass and finish the trifle with more cream.
  • Store in the fridge overnight. This lets the cookies soften.
  • Decorate the top with your pretzel or candy embellishment just before your event.

Notes

 
After your prepare the layered desserts, they need to rest and soften in the fridge overnight.
1 cup of cream and 2.5 cookies (3-inch size) make 8 mini trifles.
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And here are the illustrated instructions

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

With an electric mixer, mix 4 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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