Here’s a fun way to enjoy Irish oatmeal on St. Patrick’s Day: with a Baileys Irish Cream cocktail and oatmeal cookies.
The recipe was developed at the R Lounge in Times Square, New York City, a venue listed by USA Today as one of the top 50 “best view” restaurants in the U.S. If you’re in the area, take in lunch (brunch on weekends) or dinner and enjoy the almost-360° view.
The cocktail is paired with cookies. Is this the beginning of a new trend? Does it presage dessert pairings of cocktails and cookies (or cupcakes)?
We hope so!
To Serve As Dessert
To turn this recipe into even more of a dessert, make little cookie ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream.
Cookies and cocktails: the hot new combo? Photo courtesy R Lounge | Renaissance Hotel
Ingredients For One Drink
1. Combine spirits in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice into a rocks glass.
2. Alternative: Shake with ice and strain into a Martini glass.
3. Garnish with a dab of whipped cream and a scant sprinkle of cinnamon.
Here’s a classic recipe from Land O’ Lakes. To make mini cookies, use a rounded teaspoon instead of the rounded tablespoon in the recipe.
Irish oatmeal (as well as Scottish oatmeal) is simply steel-cut oats. The style is chewier and nuttier in flavor than other types of oatmeal. It’s also higher in fiber because it is less processed than rolled oats (and much higher in fiber and nutrients than instant oatmeal). Here’s an explanation from Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN:
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