Thursday, October 9, 2008

Addy's Delights

SAC dinners would never have been the same without sips of the ambrosial Bailey's Irish Cream.

The one evening of the semester that we students actually ate a decent meal was the night we were treated to a fabulous meal at a restaurant in one of Northern Virginia's quaint towns, all done in appreciation for our countless hours of work keeping the student body entertained. You can bet your britches we took full advantage of the
situation, tasting every appetizing item we could find on the menu.

Adrienne and I liked to finish off the meal with Bailey's. It was the cherry-on-top of our evening.
Adrienne and I could turn a gray sky blue with a shot or two of this delicious liqueur.

As I was running this morning, reminiscing on my college
years, a brilliant idea popped into my head. (That's the only time anything ingenious fires in my brain. Unfortunately, I always find myself without means to write it down and often promptly forget it.) 'Why not try the Bailey's in a batch of cookies?'

I was determined to remember this time...Bailey's and cookies, Bailey's and cookies. All the way home....

Miracle of miracles, it stuck. :-)

So, Addy, these are for you. Enjoy.

Bailey's Irish Cream Cookies (or Addy's Delights)

1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 c. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 t. baking soda
dash of salt
2 c. flour
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter. Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add egg, vanilla and Bailey's and stir until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet in two installments. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut last. Grease a cookie sheet. Place teaspoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until slightly browned on top.

These are wonderful with a warm cup of tea, particularly chai! Or better yet, dip it in a shot of Bailey's as you sip the sweet nectar....


Adrienne said...

Oh, my gosh!!! :) That's amazing!!! You are such a sweetheart. Fondly these memories come back to me. :)

Meg said...

These sound amazing! I wonder if I could add kahlua to these?