Dark Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts, Featured

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Most holidays are an excuse to bake some sort of treat in my house.  St. Patrick’s Day is no different, especially being a red headed Irish girl! I actually tried a few recipes, and these cookies couldn’t be beat!  Mixing dark chocolate and Irish cream is a good way to celebrate a holiday, right??  I’ll take it!  Try these cookies with coffee and Irish cream or just a glass of milk, either way I know you’ll enjoy them!

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Dark Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies

(makes 30-40 cookies, depending on size)

1 cup of butter (2 sticks), melted and slightly cooled

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 2/3 cups of flour

1/2 cup of dutch process cocoa powder (regular cocoa powder will work too)

1 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of espresso powder

1/2 -1 cup of Irish Cream liqueur

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

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In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugars until smooth.  Add in eggs, vanilla, and irish cream and beat until well mixed.  Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder.  Mix until just combined, then fold in chocolate chips.  Refrigerate 20 minutes then preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets.  Bake 9-12 minutes. (don’t overcook–they will set more as they cool.)  Let sit on cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.

 

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERASource: Adapted from http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/03/double-fudge-irish-cream-cookies/

 

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