Irish Cream Cookies

Irish Cream Cookies
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Happy St. Patty's Day!

Baileys. "Mmmm, creamy beige" – Old Gregg from the Mighty Boosh. Irish whiskey and cream, what's not to like? And in a cookie form? YES, PLEASE.

After much looking and searching for what to bake for St. Patty's Day, I decided to make these Irish Cream Cookies. Other goodies I thought about making were these Green Velvet Cupcakes, Key Lime Cake, or these Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies. But the Irish Cream Cookies won because I don't bake with booze often, and come on, it's St. Patty's Day.

These warm, just-out-of-the-oven, Irish Cream Cookies blew my mind. They really are Baileys in a cookie form. The cakieness of the cookie will make you feel all fuzzy inside. I even drizzled Baileys icing on top! SO. GOOD.

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Irish Cream Cookies

Servings: about 40, 2" cookies

You'll need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tbsp of Baileys
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (or chopped up white chocolate baking bar)

Icing:

  • 2 tbsp of Baileys 8 tbsp of powdered sugar

Approach:

  1. Line parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs, then Baileys.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry to the wet mixture in parts.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet, and place them 2" apart. (These cookies will spread out)
  7. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes.

For icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix Baileys and powdered sugar together. It should be thick like honey.