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As a lover of baking, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to try out. This Irish Creme Delights recipe caught my eye due to its combination of classic flavors like cinnamon and vanilla, with the added twist of Irish creme. I couldn’t resist giving it a shot, and I have to say – this recipe exceeded all my expectations!

These delights are so much more than your average cookie or cupcake. With their rich, creamy centers, they are almost reminiscent of a fancy dessert such as creme brulee. The use of instant espresso coffee powder adds an extra depth of flavor that elevates these treats to the next level.

Whether you’re looking for a unique addition to your holiday baking repertoire or simply craving something sweet and indulgent, these Irish Creme Delights are sure to impress. Join me in exploring this delightful treat and bring some creme cafe celebration into your own kitchen!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Creme Delights
Irish Creme Delights

Do you have a sweet tooth the size of the Emerald Isle? Are you a fan of rich, creamy desserts that are bursting with flavor? Then you are going to absolutely love this Irish Creme Delights recipe! Trust me when I say that this is one dessert that will make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.

What makes this dessert so special, you ask? For starters, it’s made with a heavenly concoction of coffee creamer and Irish creme liqueur. These flavors combine to give the dessert a rich and unique taste that’s sure to leave your guests begging for the recipe. The sweetness and creaminess of this dessert is balanced by just the right amount of spices such as ground cinnamon, as well as brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla.

But what truly sets this dessert apart from other sweet treats is how simple it is to make. With just a few basic ingredients like all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, eggs, and butter/shortening, you can whip up this delicious delicacy in no time! Just follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the recipe how-to section, and in just a few short hours you’ll be enjoying perfectly crumbly cupcakes with a sweet & creamy filling that bursts with flavor.

If you’re looking for an easy and impressive dessert to serve at your next gathering or special occasion, then look no further than Irish Creme Delights! With its filled sweet taste and celebratory appeal, this dessert is perfect for any occasion – from afternoon tea with friends to celebratory events. So go on – give it a try! I promise it won’t disappoint.

Ingredient List

 These Irish Creme Delights are the perfect combination of rich flavor and creamy texture.
These Irish Creme Delights are the perfect combination of rich flavor and creamy texture.

Before we start with the preparation, let’s check the list of ingredients you’ll need for this Irish Creme Delights recipe. Gather all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, ground cinnamon, instant espresso coffee powder and other recipe ingredients in your pantry. For the cream filling, you will need shortening, butter, and coffee creamer such as International Delight Irish Crème or Irish Creme coffee creamer. To give these little treats a delightful boost, throw in some Irish creme liqueur such as Bailey’s or creme de menthe. And don’t forget the vanilla extract and eggs, it will make a considerable difference to the rich flavor of the cupcakes.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the decadent layers of whipped cream, pudding, and biscuit crust.
Indulge in the decadent layers of whipped cream, pudding, and biscuit crust.

Now, it’s time to dive into the recipe itself. This Irish Creme Delights recipe is relatively simple to whip up yet guarantees a sophisticated taste that will leave your guests wanting more. The recipe takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare, and the cooking time is around 10 minutes.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons Irish creme liquor such as Bailey’s
  • 2 tablespoons coffee creamer such as International Delight Irish Creme


Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, espresso powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 3. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and shortening until creamy and smooth.

Step 4. Add the granulated sugar and beat until fluffy and light in color.

Step 5. Add in the egg and beat until thoroughly combined.

Step 6. Gradually mix in the Irish creme liquor and coffee creamer.

Step7. Add in the dry ingredients mixture and mix until everything is fully incorporated.

Step8. Using a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon drop dough balls onto greased baking sheets about an inch apart.

Step9. Bake for about 10 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown at the edges then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Step 10. The recipe yields about 24-28 Irish Creme Delights depending on the size of the dough balls.

Enjoy these Irish Creme Delights in any way you like; with a cup of coffee or served as a dessert at your next dinner party.

Substitutions and Variations

 Every bite of these mini desserts is like a little taste of heaven.
Every bite of these mini desserts is like a little taste of heaven.

Hey there, if you are looking to switch up your Irish Creme Delights recipe a bit, here are some substitutions and variations that will help you do just that.

– Instead of using instant espresso coffee powder, you can try using regular coffee powder. This switch will give the cupcakes a milder coffee flavor.

– If you cannot find International Delight Irish Creme Creamer, any other brand of Irish creme coffee creamer will work well as a substitute.

– To add an additional layer of flavor to the cupcakes, you can try adding a sprinkle of ground cinnamon to the batter.

– If you want your cupcakes to have a sweeter taste, try substituting brown sugar for granulated sugar. This substitution will add a deep molasses-like flavor to your cupcakes while keeping the sweetness level high.

– If you prefer a more intense Irish creme flavor in your cupcakes, try adding a tablespoon of Irish creme liqueur to the batter in addition to the International Delight creamer.

– For an adult twist on this dessert recipe, replace the International Delight Irish Creme Creamer with actual Irish cream liqueur (like Baileys) if you have it on hand. Just be mindful about serving these cupcakes only to adults over 21 years old!

Have fun experimenting with these substitutions and variations! With these little changes, you can make this delightful recipe all yours.

Serving and Pairing

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a show-stopping dessert that your guests will love.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a show-stopping dessert that your guests will love.

Once you’ve finished making these delicious Irish Creme Delights, it’s time to think about the perfect way to serve and enjoy them.

These cupcakes have a delicate and subtle flavor that won’t overpower your taste buds like some desserts can. Instead, they offer a filled sweet taste that pairs well with coffee, tea or hot cocoa as well as a variety of other beverages.

If you are a true coffee lover, I would recommend pairing these cupcakes with a hot cup of Irish Crème coffee or even a Crème Brulee flavored latte. These creamy drinks will complement the soft and light texture of the cupcakes perfectly.

If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, serve these delights with a tall glass of International Delight Irish Crème iced coffee or even some Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks to make any celebration feel special.

For those who can’t get enough of the classic “milk and cookie” combination, try serving these cupcakes alongside some warm milk or cream. You could also pair them with some simple buttery shortbread cookies or even snickerdoodles if you like.

Overall, these Irish Creme Delights are versatile enough to pair with just about anything, so feel free to experiment with different beverage and dessert combinations until you find your perfect pairing.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The smooth and velvety texture of the Irish creme pairs perfectly with the crunchy biscuit crust.
The smooth and velvety texture of the Irish creme pairs perfectly with the crunchy biscuit crust.

Whether you’re planning a party, anticipating unexpected guests or simply looking to have these lovely Irish Creme Delights on hand for future snacking, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to making them ahead of time, storing them and reheating them.

To make these ahead of time or store them, simply prepare the cupcake batter according to the recipe, bake the cupcakes in advance and then pack them in an airtight container. These cupcakes can be frozen for up to 2 months. However, if you’d like to make-ahead individual components, go right ahead!

Once the cupcakes have been baked and allowed to cool completely, you can wrap each one with plastic wrap and store it in a zip-lock bag at room temperature. These cupcakes will stay fresh for up to two days before you need to refrigerate or freeze them.

When it’s time to reheat these cupcakes or take them out of storage, understand they’ll need some heat to soften up again. To reheat the cupcakes after taking them out of the freezer or fridge, set your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius), and gently heat the cupcakes for 10-12 minutes. If you’d like to microwave them instead, just place one cupcake on a microwave-safe plate and heat it up for approximately 10-15 seconds.

The delightful taste of this sweet treat is sure to bring joy and happiness at any celebration!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Serve these miniature delights at your next dinner party or special occasion for a memorable finale.
Serve these miniature delights at your next dinner party or special occasion for a memorable finale.

If you’re looking to create the perfect Irish Creme Delights, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure your recipe turns out perfectly every time.

First, one of the most important things is to measure out all of your ingredients accurately. Even the slightest difference in measurement can result in a drastically different outcome. Use measuring cups and spoons for liquid and dry ingredients respectively, and level them off to get precise measurements.

Next, it’s essential to use high-quality ingredients. It might be tempting to opt for cheaper alternatives, but this can significantly impact the taste and texture of your final product. So, invest in fresh and high-quality baking staples like flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and cream of tartar to get the best results.

When it comes to mixing the batter or dough, remember not to overdo it. Overmixing can cause gluten formation, resulting in tough desserts or cupcakes. For example, when making the cookie dough for Irish Creme Delights, mix until everything is just combined rather than stirring continuously.

Another critical tip is to keep an eye on cooking times. Cookies, cupcakes or muffins are especially susceptible to overcooking since they continue to cook even after being removed from the oven due to residual heat. Be mindful of this factor while baking and under-cook slightly than letting them burn.

Lastly, patience is key when it comes to decorating your Irish Creme Delights. Allow them adequately to cool off before adding any frosting or toppings. Room temperature spreads easily without causing any melting issues unlike warm frosting that slides off desserts losing their shape because of warmth.

If you follow these tips while preparing your Irish Creme Delights dessert or cupcakes (or any recipe), you’ll get fantastic results that will please everyone’s palate!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, I highly recommend trying out this Irish Creme Delights recipe. The combination of the international delight coffee creamer and Irish creme liqueur creates a deliciously filled sweet taste that will have you celebrating with every bite. Plus, with the option to make cupcakes, cookies or even a creme brulee dessert, this recipe provides endless possibilities for your taste buds.

Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you – with softened butter, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and so much more, these delights are easy to make and perfect for impressing your family and friends.

Furthermore, feel free to experiment with substitutions and variations to create your own unique twist on this classic. Whether you prefer Baileys Irish Cream or a different coffee creamer brand, there is no doubt this recipe will taste amazing.

Overall, these Irish Creme Delights are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. So shop for your ingredients today and give yourself a taste of Ireland with this delightful recipe.

Irish Creme Delights

Irish Creme Delights Recipe

Found this cookie recipe on BHGs website and figured I would post it here for safekeeping. 'Delights' is definitely the right word to describe these little treats - sweet, crunchy, and the frosting is perfect. Enjoy! (Also, I used margarine instead of the butter and shortening, and left out the cream of tartar as I didn't have any on hand).
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 57.8kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur or 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, the coffee liqueur, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
  • Irish Creme Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 3 tablespoons softened butter and 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until combined. Gradually beat in 3 cups powdered sugar. Beat in enough half-and-half or whipping cream (1 to 3 tablespoons) to make a frosting of spreading consistency.
  • Spread Irish Creme Frosting over cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
  • To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Serving: 657g | Calories: 57.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 27.1mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5.3g

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