Saturday, December 6, 2008

Irish Coffee Crunchies....YUM!



This one looks soooo YUMMY and is a perfect addition to anyone's Holiday Party! I found this recipe at Cooking...by the seat of my Pants! I hope you enjoy. And, don't forget coffee and tea make wonderful holiday gifts so stop by Get The Bean and order yours now. We have coffee from around the world to choose from, whole bean or ground. We are also selling some unique Limited Edition Flavors. If you are in a hurry you can buy one of our gift baskets to send for the holidays. Bryan and Meaghan hand picked the flavors to go into each gift box, or you can design your own.

Enjoy the recipe!

Irish Coffee Crunchies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. Irish whiskey
  • 4 tsp. strong coffee
  • 2 tsp. heavy cream
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp. boiling water

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 tsp. Irish whiskey, 2 tsp. strong coffee and 1 tsp. heavy cream. Add oats, flour and baking powder. Combine mixture by hand until it forms a dough.

Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut rounds with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter. Bake rounds on a buttered cookie sheet, on a cookie sheet lined with buttered parchment paper or on a silicone mat for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp. Irish whiskey, 2 tsp. strong coffee and 1 tsp. heavy cream. Add 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar to a large bowl and add whiskey mixture and 3 tbsp. boiling water. Stir to combine. If mixture is too thick, add more water 1 tsp. at a time unil a spreadable consistancy is achieved.

Spread icing on 1 cookie round. Top with another round. repeat for all cookie rounds. Place rounds on a cooling rack and drizzle with icing. (a spoon or a honey drizzler work great for this). Allow to sit several hours to allow icing to harden.




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7 comments:

jewelstreet said...

Mmmm. Sounds delicious!

Grand Pooba said...

Wow, for real? Yummy!

Kat said...

Wow, I'm thinking I need to make sure I have everything - this sounds like heaven :D

texasdaisey said...

Those look so good. Now I am hungry.
Debbie

Yaya said...

Mmmm...looks good!

twopartssugar said...

One word...YUMM!

Lindsay said...

YUM! Those things look amazing! The perfect compliment to my morning coffee. Thanks!