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Irish Cream and Irish Coffee (fake) Oreos for St Patricks Day

March 15, 2013

Take your average Oreo. So far so good, now change the filling so it is either Irish cream or Irish coffee (whiskey and coffee). Tadaa – St Patrick’s Day (fake) Oreos.

oreo recipe irish cream

Rye flour Irish (fake) Oreos

I’m not Irish (or not that I know of – though I do have red hair) and to be honest, I’ve never ever celevrated St Patricks day (though I did have one of the best holidays ever in southern Ireland and and awesome day trip to Dublin). However, when a lovely delivery of Irish goodies popped through my door I thought it was a good excuse to make something with a St Patricks day theme to it.  They are just a basic chocolate sugar cookie recipe with a boozy twist, but you could leave the booze out if you’d rather. I made some giant plain biscuits too so that  could use my cool “homemade” cookie stamp.I also coloured the Irish cream filled ones green just to be utterly cliched.

St Patricks Day is on the 17th so there’s just enough time to make these. If I were you, I’d make a double batch of the cookie dough and stick it in the fridge for next week

A few notes on the ingredients:
Bewleys coffee – The BBC runs on Bewleys tea, but this was the first time I’ve had their coffee and I like it. I used their 4 (out of 5) strong Panama blend. It’s got oopmh but no bitterness. An Oh! the smell of the fresh packet!  Some spilled in my bag on the way to work and I keep having to remind myself that it’s not socially acceptable to go around sniffing the inside of a bag-for-life.
Coole Swan Irish cream liqueur – I have only ever had the other, more well know brand of irish cream but I think  this is much nicer. It’s creamier – well it certainly made a very good hot chocolate!
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey liqueur – I’m not a whiskey drinker so I’m not the best judge but the taste starts with a really pronounced honey flavour that was lovely.The kick at the end is very much there so I’ll be using it in things, but I reckon a whikey drinker would happily sup that on its own!

St patricks day biscuits

Irish cream and Irish coffee

Irish (fake) Oreos

For the cookies:
200g butter
150g golden caster sugar
50g soft brown sugar
1 medium free range egg
320g plain flour ( I usedrye flour when I realised I didn’t have normal. Oops. I really like it though)
80g cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste

Preheat oven to 180C
Cream butter and sugar until light an fluffy
Add the egg and vanilla
Mix in flour and cocoa to firm dough (you may need to knead very slightly, but try not to)
Roll out to 8mm thick
Bake for 10-12 mins
(The cookie dough keeps in fridge for a week)

For the filling:

150g butter
400g icing sugar (300 in the mix and then an extra 100 for getting the consistency right after adding the liquid)
Vanilla bean paste if you so desire
15ml Irish whiskey liqueur [ I used The Dubliner Irish Whiskey liqueur]
15ml Irish cream liqueur [ I used Coole Swan dairy cream liqueur]
1 tbsp very strongly brewed coffee [I used Bewleys Panama blend]
Green food colouring if you fancy it

Cream together the butter and 300g of icing sugar until really fluffy and white.
Split into two batches and add the Irish cream liqueur to one and the coffee and whiskey liqueur to the other. Colour one green if you feel like it.
Beat together until well combined using the extra icing sugar to make the mixture less runny as required.

Thankyou very much to Bewleys, Coole Swan and Dubliner for the free samples. I really did love all of them – not just sayin’!

chocolate rye sugar cookies

Home made cookie stamp in action

I’m entering these into the Baking with Spirit  March challenge over  Cake Of The Week as it’s all about Irish Cream this month.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 1:34 pm

    These look so colourful – the green icing has real kid-appeal too (minus the liqueurs obvs)! I might try them with a touch of pistacchio paste for green and cream cheese for white…

    • March 16, 2013 5:37 pm

      Oooh good shout – could be like macaron filling

      • March 16, 2013 8:45 pm

        Only more so! I’d rather have one of these any day. Macaroons are a bit light for me – I need a biccie I know is there…

  2. March 16, 2013 10:12 am

    I love your fake oreos, they look so much nicer than the originals.

  3. March 16, 2013 2:50 pm

    These look delicious. They are certainly a good excuse for celebrating St Patrick’s day if ever there was one! Also, now you’ve put the concept of drinking irish cream liqueur and hot chocolate together I have astrong desire to try it! Thanks for entering Baking With Spirit.

  4. March 17, 2013 11:49 am

    I love Oreos – and these look fab!! Thanks for sharing!

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