Archive for March, 2011

Gill, O’Reilly, Squire, Murray, …. these are some of my Irish family names. When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around every year we always do something to recognize it. I decided to bake some “adult” cookies to send to my kids. What better recipe then a Bailey’s Irish Creme Shamrock Sugar Cookie with Irish Creme Frosting. I wonder if you can get tipsy eating these????

Bailey’s Irish Creme Frosted Shamrock Sugar Cookies


  • 4 cup flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Creme
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 t. baking powder


  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add Bailey’s, vanilla, egg, egg yolk & continue to blend.
  • Optional: add food coloring for extra spunk.
  • Add flour, salt & baking powder. Mix with hands and knead until well-formed.
  • Allow to refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Then roll out to about 1/8″ and cut into shapes.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool. Frost or leave plain.Put sprinkles on before baking so they stick.

Bailey’s Irish Creme Sugar Cookie Icing

  • 1 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp. Bailey’s Irish Creme
  • 2 tsp. light corn syrup
  • In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and Bailey’;s Irish Creme¬†until smooth. Beat in corn syrup until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup and c.¬†Add food coloring. Spread, dip or paint with brush on cookies. Add sprinkles.

Cookie Ingredients

The Sweet Stuff

The Stuff You Lick Off The Mixing Blades

Ready For The Icing

Cookies With Frosting and Sprinkles

Cookies With Sprinkles

Boxing Up

Ready to Ship


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I love cheese cake!!! I bought the cutest mini tart pans and just had to fill them with cheese cake. There are plenty of recipes out there and I used the one on the back of the Nabisco Honey Made Graham Cracker Crumps box. I put canned cherry pie topping on them. The biggest issue was I made these right before I went to California and they were all gone when I got back….. Good excuse to make them again.

Cheese Tart Ingredients

Cream Cheese

Mixing the Filling

Graham Cracker Crust

Ready to Bake

Mini Cheese Cake Tarts

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