This sweet treat layers mascarpone cream, cookie, and cranberry sauce for the perfect holiday treat.Prep Time:
30 minutes Ready In:
30 minutes or less Serves:
Mascarpone Cream1 cup Tre Stelle Mascarpone 1 cup Whipping Cream ¼ cup Powdered Sugar2 tsp. Lemon Zest (+1 tsp. for plating)2 tsp. Vanilla Extract1 Vanilla Bean, split open for seedCookie Crumble½ cup All Purpose Flour3 tbsp. Butter (softened)3 tbsp. Sugar ½ tsp. Salt 1/3 cup Milk (may not need all the milk)1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 Vanilla Bean, split open for seedCranberry Sauce½ cup Sugar ½ cup Water1 cup Fresh Cranberries
Directions for Cream: Whisk cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form, then gently fold in the Tre Stelle mascarpone, vanilla and vanilla bean seed. Store in refrigerator until time to plate dessert. Directions for Cookie Crumble: Cream softened butter and sugar with a mixer. Add flour and salt. Then add vanilla and vanilla bean seed and slowly pour in milk at small intervals and mix until there is just enough for batter to combine and not be runny or too liquidy. Pour batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven of 375F for about 7 minutes. Flip the batter over, chop into smaller pieces or use round cookie cutter to cut out circles, and return the tray to the oven for another 7 minutes until slightly brown and crunchy. Remove from oven and let cool. Chop into smaller pieces if desired (depending on plating preference). Set aside. Directions for Cranberry Sauce: Bring water and sugar to a gentle boil. Add cranberries and stir frequently for 10-12 minutes. Cook the sauce down to desired consistency. For plating: Option 1 - Plate by placing cookie crumble on plate, add layer of mascarpone cream on top of cookie, layer with another cookie and mascarpone, finishing with mascarpone. Top with cranberry sauce and finish with lemon zest. Option 2 - Plate dessert like a parfait. In a glass, start with a layer of cookie crumble, then mascarpone cream, then cookie crumble, then mascarpone cream, then top with cranberry sauce, and lemon zest.