Irish Creme Delights

Delight your family with these traditional snacks. Add a splash of Irish creme to the cookies for a delicious twist in the recipe.

Irish Cream Delights
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur or 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 recipe Irish Creme Frosting

  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

Irish Creme Frosting

  • 3 tablespoon softened butter

  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur

  • 3 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half


  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.

Irish Creme Frosting

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
3g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.