Monday, December 16, 2013

baking with baileys

These cookies sound a lot more naughty then they actually are. Baking with alcohol give your dishes a really lovely gourmet element but rarely have I found the taste to linger. Cause in point the icing for these are too die for when you are making and eating it will get you tipsy but once hardened the taste lightens up a LOT. For a work party I wanted to make a more adult cookie so I made these are they looked so cute! Use your own favorite sugar cookie recipe as your base, mine is top secret.
To Make:
Keep in mind alcohol makes thing thicker by using only 2 tbsp and making adjustments you can swap out any liquid to make a flavoured glaze, like coffee, tea and white wine!

1 cup icing sugar
2+ tbsp spoons Baileys

Start with the 2 tbsp and mix well, the icing should turn thick and more spreadable than a glaze. I added another 1/2 tbsp Baileys and about 1tsp of water and stirred quite well to make a fluid icing.
You want your icing to be thin but thick enough to dip a cookie in. It is really hard to show but you don't want it to slide off the cookie and look too thin when placed on the drip rack.
* I like to dip my cookies you get a little messy but you get a really even coating. I have used a pastry brush to brush on the icing and that works.

Let the icing dry for a few hours and place in an airtight container (using wax paper between layers). This will let the cookies soften up. If you place them in the fridge or freezer the icing gets cloudy so keep on the counter to enjoy any time of the day!

6 comments:

  1. I'm quite partial to a bit of Baileys - especially at Christmas time! this look yum - I'm making my Christmas cookies tonight too :)

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  2. These look amazing! I love baileys and coffee.

    It was so nice to finally meet you the other day. :) I always imagined we'd run into each other at VV.

    Lisa.

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  3. They look incredible and I bet they taste even better! You're so creative with baking. Every time I see a picture of something you've made it gets me itching to whip up something myself!

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  4. Hey! I love baking too, darl!
    Can we follow each other?
    www.michelleyeremi.com

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