Indulge in Richness with Irish Cream Sandwich Recipe

Welcome to the wonderful and delicious world of Irish Cream Sandwiches! If you are a fan of sweet treats, creamy desserts, and indulgent pastries, then you are in for a real treat with this recipe.

Irish Cream Sandwiches are a delightful twist on the classic ice cream sandwich with a rich and creamy filling made from powdered sugar, butter, and Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur. The sugary sweetness of the filling is perfectly balanced with the slightly salty taste of the all-purpose flour cookies, which are flavored with vanilla and just a hint of Irish Cream.

Not only are they incredibly delicious, but these sandwiches are also super easy to make at home. You don’t need any fancy equipment or complex baking skills to whip up a batch of these treats for your family or friends. All you need is some basic pantry ingredients, a little bit of time, and an appetite for something perfectly indulgent.

Whether you’re serving them up as an after-dinner treat or bringing them to a Saint Patrick’s Day round-up, homemade Irish Cream Sandwiches are sure to please. So let’s dive into why we think this recipe should be at the top of your list this season!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Sandwiches
Irish Cream Sandwiches

Are you looking for a recipe that is easy to make and packed with flavor? Look no further than these irresistible Irish Cream Sandwiches! This delicious dessert is perfect for any occasion, from a casual family dinner to an elegant dinner party.

One of the reasons why this recipe is so amazing is because of its signature ingredient: Irish Cream. This rich, creamy liqueur adds a unique and complex flavor to your dish. It pairs perfectly with the sweet and buttery filling to create a dessert that will have everyone begging for seconds!

Another great thing about this recipe is its versatility. You can customize it to suit your preferences by adding different flavors, such as chocolate or vanilla. You can also experiment with different types of cookies or ice cream to make it truly your own.

These sandwiches are perfect for all seasons – they’re cool and refreshing in the summer months but also make a perfect dessert in colder weather. Plus, they’re so easy to transport that they work well at picnics or outdoor events.

And let’s not forget how visually stunning these sandwiches are – they are sure to impress! Their beautiful presentation on a platter makes them perfect for special occasions like Saint Patrick’s Day or a round of Irish crisp sandwiches.

So if you’re looking for the perfect dessert recipe that combines rich flavors and ease of preparation, look no further than these delicious Irish Cream Sandwiches!

Ingredient List

 A heavenly bite of Irish indulgence!
A heavenly bite of Irish indulgence!

Before getting started with this delicious Irish Cream Sandwiches Recipe, let’s take a moment to go through our ingredients list. Here’s everything you’ll need:

For the sandwich cookies:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Irish Cream Liqueur

For the cream filling:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make sure to have all of these key ingredients handy before you start baking!

The Recipe How-To

 Two soft and sweet cookies hugging a layer of velvety Irish cream filling.
Two soft and sweet cookies hugging a layer of velvety Irish cream filling.

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup butter, 225g (8oz) sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2-3 minutes, then scraping down the bowl often until creamy.

Step 2: Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the creamed mixture then continue beating well until thoroughly combined.

Step 3: Stir in 2 cups of all-purpose flour a little bit at a time until just incorporated into the dough.

Step 4: Roll the resulting dough into a ball and refrigerate it for about an hour.

Step 5: Preheat your oven to 190°C /375°F then line a tray with parchment paper.

Step 6: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to around 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out 32 circles using a round Irish crisp or a cookie cutter.

Step 7: Arrange on baking trays then prick each cookie with the tines of a fork before popping them in the oven, taking care not to overbake. They should be ready after around ten minutes of baking.

Step 8: Meanwhile in another mixing bowl, cream together 1/4 cup unsalted butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Gradually stir in enough whipped cream until you have achieved your preferred consistency.

Step 9: Add 1/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur then beat again at low speed until well-combined.

Step 10: Carefully spoon filling onto half of the cookies using a tablespoon or piping bag. Then top each filling-covered cookie with an unfilled one to create delicious Irish Cream Sandwiches!

Tips: Don’t overdo it with your cookies if you use a larger cutter; also, make sure they are baked evenly for that golden color. You can also decorate with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or cocoa powder to top them off perfectly.

Substitutions and Variations

 Meet your new favorite sandwich. The Irish Cream Sandwiches!
Meet your new favorite sandwich. The Irish Cream Sandwiches!

One of the best things about cooking is the ability to make a recipe your own by adapting it to your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutions and variations you can make to this Irish Cream Sandwiches recipe:

– Flour: You can use either all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour in this recipe.

– Butter: While unsalted butter works best in this recipe, you could also use margarine or vegan butter as a substitution.

– Irish Cream Liqueur: If you don’t have Irish cream liqueur on hand, you could use Baileys or another brand, or even substitute it with coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, or an almond-based liqueur.

– Powdered Sugar: If powdered sugar is not available, you could blend granulated sugar in a blender or food processor until fine.

– Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Instead of chocolate sandwich cookies, you could use vanilla sandwich cookies, graham cracker crust, ladyfingers or biscuit crust.

– Ice Cream: You can switch up the ice cream flavor like coffee, vanilla ice cream mint ice cream and even combine two flavors for added variety.

– Vanilla Extract: If vanilla extract is not readily available, use any other extract of your choice such as almond extract.

Any of these substitutions and variations will result in an equally delicious dessert that you’ll enjoy. So don’t be afraid to experiment and customize this Irish Cream Sandwiches recipe to your liking. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 They're perfect for any time of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
They’re perfect for any time of the day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Irish Cream Sandwiches recipe is incredibly versatile when it comes to serving and pairing options. These sandwich cookies are perfect for a cozy afternoon tea, celebratory events on Saint Patrick’s Day or any occasion where you want to add a touch of Irish goodness to your dessert table.

The first obvious choice for pairing these cookies would be a good old fashioned glass of milk, but why not take it up a notch with some coffee or Irish cream on the side? I recommend a warm cup of freshly brewed coffee or an indulgent Irish Cream coffee with these sandwiches. The creamy, sweet and chocolatey flavors of the sandwich cookies blend perfectly with the rich and bold taste of coffee for an elevated experience.

Another great option would be to serve them along with other desserts, such as brownies or vanilla ice cream. The contrast between the textures, flavors and temperatures make for an unforgettable dessert combination that your guests won’t be able to resist. You can also use these cookies as a fun substitute for bread in an egg salad sandwich recipe, trust me it’s delicious!

Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing these sandwiches with some Irish Whiskey! The perfect combination of sweet and bitter will leave you with an unforgettable experience that is sure to impress every time.

Overall, there’s no wrong way to serve up these scrumptious Irish Cream Sandwiches. Whether it’s at a holiday gathering or small get-together, they are well-suited and guaranteed to be a hit with all your friends and family. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Our Irish Cream Sandwiches - a perfect way to enjoy an afternoon tea or coffee.
Our Irish Cream Sandwiches – a perfect way to enjoy an afternoon tea or coffee.

Irish Cream Sandwiches are best served freshly made but they can also be prepared ahead of time. To make these sandwiches in advance, simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. You can also freeze these sandwiches for up to a month by placing them in an airtight container or a freezer-friendly zipper bag.

To thaw frozen Irish Cream Sandwiches, take the container out of the freezer and let them come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before serving. If you prefer a warm Irish Cream Sandwich, you can reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-7 minutes or until they are warmed through.

If you have any leftover Irish Cream Sandwiches, don’t worry! They still taste delicious the next day but you may need to give them a quick refresh. To restore their texture and flavor, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the sandwiches before serving or gently reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave.

Irish Cream Sandwiches are not just great for making ahead and storing but also for gifting to your friends and family. You can prepare these sandwiches as part of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, bake sales or even give them as homemade gifts.

In conclusion, make-ahead, storing and reheating Irish Cream Sandwiches are as easy as baking them fresh from scratch! With these tips, you’ll always have fresh-tasting and delicious Irish Cream Sandwiches on hand whenever your cravings strike!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Bite into a little bit of heaven with our delectable Irish Cream Sandwiches.
Bite into a little bit of heaven with our delectable Irish Cream Sandwiches.

Baking can be intimidating, but with the right techniques and tips, you can easily master the perfect batch of Irish Cream Sandwiches. Here are some tips to achieve the best results:

1. Softened Butter: To start with, make sure the butter is at room temperature before beginning the recipe. Softened butter mixes more impartly with the other ingredients in your recipe, making your Irish Cream Sandwiches soft and delicate.

2. Mix Thoroughly: When using an electric mixer or a hand beater, mix your butter and sugar for at least three to five minutes until it becomes creamy and well combined.

3. Sift Dry Ingredients: Sifting dry ingredients such as flour and powdered sugar before adding them to wet ingredients will give you smoother cookies without lumps.

4. Don’t Overmix: After adding the sifted dry ingredient into the mixing bowl with creamed butter and sugar mixture, stir gently with a spatula or wooden spoon instead of using an electric mixer until the batter becomes smooth. Overmixing leads to a tough dough resulting in dense cookies that nobody wants.

5. Chill the Batter: Just like any other cookie recipe, chilling the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes up to few hours not only saves baking time but also prevents spreading while baking, so your Irish Cream Sandwiches will have the perfect shape you want.

6. Use Flat Bottom Cup/Glass: Flatten down scoops of cookie dough using a flat bottom glass or cup before placing it in a preheated oven for better shapes when baking.

7. Store Cookies Properly: Once you’ve baked your Irish Cream Sandwiches store them properly in an airtight container before cutting them into sandwiches or filling them with ice cream so they can keep their texture as intended.

With these tips in mind, you are now fully equipped to create authentic Irish Cream Sandwiches every time for dessert, celebrations, Saint Patrick’s day round, or just for indulging in the best Irish sandwiches recipe you ever laid your hands on.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, then look no further than Irish Cream Sandwiches. This recipe has everything you could want in a dessert – the rich flavor of Irish cream, the light and fluffy texture of cream filling, and the satisfying crunch of sandwich cookies.

These sandwiches are so versatile that you can use them as a dessert on Saint Patrick’s Day or for any other event. They’re also great for a midday pick-me-up with your morning coffee or as an after-dinner treat. Plus, with our handy tips and substitutions sections, you can easily customize this recipe to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.

Overall, Irish Cream Sandwiches are the perfect dessert to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. So why not give this recipe a try today? Trust me, it’ll be one of the best decisions you make when it comes to indulging in some truly delicious treats!

Irish Cream Sandwiches

Irish Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Chocolate slice and bake wafers filled with luscious homemade buttercream makes a delicious combination. Perfect for St. Patricks day treats. Found this recipe at Land O Lakes website. Prep time doesn't include chilling time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, European
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 32 sandwich cookies
Calories 382.1kcal


Cookie Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 -3 teaspoons irish cream (can sub 2-3 teaspoons strong brewed coffee)

Topping Ingredients

  • powdered sugar, if desired


  • Combine 3/4 cup butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa and salt. Beat until well mixed.
  • Divide dough in half; shape each half on lightly floured surface into 8-inch long square log with 1 1/2-inch sides. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (2 hours or overnight).
  • Heat oven to 325°F Cut logs into 1/4-inch square slices with sharp knife. Place squares 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until set.
  • Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter in small bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough liqueur for desired spreading consistency. Spread about 1 teaspoon filling on cookie, top with second cookie. Press together gently. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Make Ahead: Prepare cookies as directed; cool completely. Freeze in airtight container up to 1 month. When ready to use, thaw cookies completely. Prepare filling and assemble cookie sandwiches as directed.
  • Recipe Tip
  • Make sure not to slice the cookie dough too thick or the cookies will not be crisp.


Serving: 72g | Calories: 382.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12.4g | Cholesterol: 67.4mg | Sodium: 229.6mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 32.8g

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