Irish Cream Cookie Bar Recipe

August 30, 2008

Yes, these irish cream cookie bars contain a bit of the famous liquor, but it is baked for a while, causing the alcohol to burn off, leaving just a bit of the delicious irish cream taste that give these cookie bars their unique taste.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1/4 cup powdered sugar
* 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
* 3/4 cup sour cream
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream
* Chocolate sprinkles, if desired

DIRECTIONS:

Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.

Mix 3/4 cup flour, butter, powdered sugar and cocoa into a soft dough. Press it in an ungreased 8X 8 pan. Bake 10 minutes.

In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients minus the whipping cream and chocolate sprinkles with wire whisk until blended. Pour over baked layer. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool slightly; refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting.

In chilled small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon whipped cream onto each bar. Top with chocolate sprinkles. Store covered in refrigerator up to 2 days.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Recipe

August 30, 2008

Are you getting tired of making (and eating) the same old sugar cookies? Give them a new twist with cinnamon. This cinnamon sugar cookie recipe is a great way to do just that. Other than the slightly different ingredients this cinnamon recipe is just as easy to use as any other sugar cookie recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1 cup butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon
* ½ teaspoon nutmeg
* 3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar together. When light and fluffy add the beaten eggs and beat until well blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, all the nutmeg, flour and vanilla extract. Stir until mixed through. Shape into a log shape and wrap with cling film. Place in refrigerator for approximately 4 hours until chilled.

Preheat oven to 350F and grease two cookie sheets.

Unwrap the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut into ¼ inch slices and place an inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and baked through. Mix the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon and a little sugar and sprinkle over the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Brown Sugar Cookie

August 30, 2008

There’s nothing better than a batch of warm cookies. These brown sugar cookies are a lot of fun to make and will keep the kids busy for hours. Brown sugar, peanut butter and cream cheese are combined to make these delicious cookies that are a different take on your plain old sugar cookie. Try making a batch and see if these brown sugar cookies don’t vanish into thin air before they have a chance to cool down.

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INGREDIENTS:

* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 3/4 cup peanut butter
* 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 cup flour

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.

Add brown sugar to beaten egg, mix.

Add peanut butter and cream cheese to sugar/egg mixture, mix.

Add flour – stir until well mixed.

Drop small lumps onto cookie sheet.

Pour a bit of white sugar onto a small plate, dip a glass into the sugar and then flatten a cookie. Dip into sugar, press next cookie, continue until all cookies are pressed flat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes, then remove from cookie sheet.

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