Looking for ways to celebrate today’s holiday without wearing green from head to toe? (Did you know that originally, blue was the color associated with St. Patrick?) If you’re up for a blast from the past, here’s an Irish food theme post we put up last time. Spoiler alert: Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. That’s all I’m saying.
Today, I thought we’d look at a few ways to put some Irish in your treats. Specifically, Irish cream. (And I mean the kind of cream that comes with whisky.) Oh, how I love Irish cream. It’s like drinking your dessert. And you don’t have to share it with the kids either.
Sorry. A nice glass of Irish cream on ice makes me a wee bit selfish.
That’s why when I saw these cookies from Jessica, I wanted to march into the kitchen immediately and make them.
These Double Fudge Irish Cream Cookies are soft, spiked, and chocolaty. All the things I like in a cookie. Please bake these. Then do like she does in her blog post: pour yourself a cup of coffee, use more Irish cream as your creamer, dunk the cookies and go to town with your decadent adult snack.
Or make some of these beautiful Irish Cream Cupcakes from Tasty Kitchen member Erica, who blogs at Sweet Tooth. Bailey’s cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream? Oh yes, please. The cupcakes have a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, which go wonderfully with the Irish cream.
Who am I kidding? Everything goes wonderfully with Irish cream. Especially more cream.
(Can you tell I really like my Irish cream?)
And finally, if you already have your dessert menu ready to go, consider adding Bailey’s Ice Cream with Chocolate Shavings from the lovely bunkycooks. In her blog post, she hails its big boozy flavor and rich chocolate flavor from the dark chocolate shavings. Lady knows how do ice cream, that’s for sure.
So, you do have any special plans for today? Maybe you already have an Irish menu ready to go, and if so, just tell me where and when to show up.
I’ll even bring my own spoon. And lots of napkins.