Bailey’s Irish Cream Blondies

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I hope everyone is out celebrating with some classic Irish tunes or perhaps a green beer. My family is Irish, and we all seem to celebrate in our own way each year. My mom blasts her Irish music from the moment she wakes up in the morning. My red headed brother typically goes by my mother’s maiden name, and walks the streets as Sean O’Harrigan for the day. And I tend to use my Irish ancestry in the kitchen. And this year, of course is no different. Even though Bailey’s Irish Cream isn’t exactly authentic Irish fare, I thought a sweet treat may be appreciated a bit more than your typical cornbeef and hash. This is Miss Petite Sweets after all. These bars are delightfully sweet with a  nice tart punch from the dried cherries. The glaze adds an extra layer of that Irish Cream flavor, but you could easily omit it if you prefer a more portable dessert bar. Either way, it is a deliciously sweet Irish treat. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Makes 9 Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey’s or Irish Cream Coffee Creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Baileys or Irish Cream Coffee Creamer

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together with an electric mixer
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, Stir in Bailey’s or irish Cream
  3. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking powder & salt together
  4. Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture (the dough will resemble cookie dough)
  5. Stir in white chocolate chips & cherries
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
  7. In a small bowl whisk powdered sugar and Bailey’s or Creamer together
  8. Drizzle over cooled Blondies

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