Simple Italian Style Mascarpone Cookies
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Simple Italian Style Mascarpone Cookies

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Butter cookies are nice but these Mascarpone cookies are lush. I’ve always loved cream cheese, on toast, and the icing on cakes; so it was only a matter of time for me to make these cookies. There are so many variations of cream cheese, but honestly, nothing beats the classic Italian Mascarpone; its rich and creamy texture is simply lush.

These mascarpone cookies are so delicious, they don’t need any sort of icing/frosting; just a cup of tea (or your favourite brew) will suffice. Of course, there’s nothing wrong if you opt to get extra sweet and cheesy with maybe some cream cheese icing/frosting; I won’t judge, even so, in my opinion there is nothing like too much cream cheese.

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Simple Italian Style Mascarpone Cookies

Mascarpone Cookies

Immaculate Ruému
Nothing beats Italian cream cheese, its rich and creaminess is simply lush. Making these mascarpone cookies perfect without frosting.
5 from 13 votes
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine international, Italian
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 167 kcal


  • 300 g All Purpose Flour
  • 150 g Butter Unsalted
  • 150 g Mascarpone
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Put the cheese, butter and sugar in a bowl. whisk together until creamy, add the egg and continue whisking until it is all combined.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla powder.
  • Add the flour mixture (in three parts) to the creamy mixture and gently mix with a spatula, until you get a soft dough.
  • Now, you can scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop unto a baking tray; you can also roll out the dough and cut out with a cookie cutter; but, for these cookies I put the soft dough mixture into a plastic bag and piped it unto the baking sheet.
  • This is just another way to easily get a round shape if you don’t have an ice-cream scoop or a cookie cutter. These should give you 15 large cookies.
  • Place the tray of cookies into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
  • Remove from oven, you can easily pull the parchment paper with the cookies unto a cooling rack or just a flat surface, so they cool.
  • Serve with a cup of tea or ice and decorate as you desire.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: cookies, marscapone
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AboutImmaculate Ruému

A multifaceted food enthusiast. Michelin trained Chef, Published Food Writer and Recipe Developer with a passion for Nigerian and Italian cuisines and the fusion of both. A traveller on the food path to breaking global culinary boundaries.


  1. 5 stars
    I couldn’t agree more about cream cheese – it is one of my weaknesses. So, I naturally adored these cookies. I try to limit myself to one with my evening cup of tea but it’s truly challenging.

  2. 5 stars
    I love anything with cream cheese so I had to try these cookies and man are they DELICIOUS!!! Perfect for afternoon tea.

  3. 5 stars
    The cookies are amazing. Easy to make. i did add semi-sweet chocolate chips to the recipe. The first batch was a bit overcooked. The rest were perfect.

    I will come back to your web page for other recipes.

    1. Thank you for your feedback. I can already imagine how decadent it would be with chocolate chips. Yum!

  4. Possible to use vanilla extract instead of powder? If so, in what measurements? Worried it might be too much liquid for an already-soft dough. Thank you!

    1. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of concentrated vanilla extract when adding the eggs and whisk it together before adding the dry ingredients. The consistency won’t have a drastic change.

  5. 5 stars
    Immaculate, I just made these and they came out great. Last night I was thinking to myself “maybe I can make cookies out of this package of trader Joe’s mascarpone” and I found your recipe. It was just what I envisioned. I love your blog, it’s hugely inspiring.

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