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Irish Creme Delights

Makes: 48 servings
Prep 45 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins
Irish Creme Delights
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/4  cup  shortening
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  tablespoon  coffee liqueur or 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cream of tartar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1  recipe  Irish Creme Frosting
  •  Ground cinnamon (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, the coffee liqueur, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

2. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

4. Spread Irish Creme Frosting over cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Irish Creme Frosting
  • 3  tablespoons  softened butter
  • 1  tablespoon  coffee liqueur
  • 3  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1 - 3  tablespoons  half-and-half

1. In a medium bowl, combine softened butter and coffee liqueur. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in enough half-and-half or whipping cream (1 to 3 tablespoons) to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

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