Shortbread cookies and mint chocolate cookie truffles are two simple Irish desserts. These dishes are easy to make because they require minimal cooking skills and have few ingredients.
To make shortbread cookies, mix 3 cups of flour, 1 1/2 cups of cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 1/2 cups of room temperature butter. Roll the dough into small balls and press each one down using a fork. Transfer the balls to an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them at 325 F for 12 minutes.
To make mint chocolate cookie truffles, break six large dark chocolate cookie truffles into small pieces. Process the pieces in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Break 15 thin mints in half, and add them to the processor. Process to break the pieces down further, and add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream. Process until the mixture forms a dough.
Use a melon baller to form the dough into small balls, and transfer them to a parchment paper lined tray. Refrigerate the truffles for 20 minutes. Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips, and dip the truffles in the chocolate. Return the truffles to the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Melt 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, and spoon the chocolate into a piping bag. Drizzle the white chocolate over the truffles.