These soft chocolate cookies are studded with mini chocolate chips, dunked in an Irish cream glaze, and topped with green sprinkles
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St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us! While you’ll never catch me doing a drunken bar crawl, or even drinking a Guinness (dark beer is not my jam) to celebrate the holiday, I am totally on board with holiday-appropriate boozy treats.
Luckily for me (and you!), all of the classic boozy flavors like whiskey, Guinness, and Irish cream work really well in baked goods. These cookies have double the chocolate (cocoa powder + mini chocolate chip) and double the Irish cream flavor (in the cookie dough + the glaze). Top everything with some festive AF green sprinkles, and you have yourself a tasty cookie that’s sure to please.
You’ll need (makes ~24 cookies):
For the cookies –
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Irish cream
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For the glaze –
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbs Irish cream
- green sprinkles, optional
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set this bowl aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together for a few minutes until they are light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and add the vanilla extract and Irish cream.
Little by little, add the dry ingredients to the wet, on low speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the mini chocolate chips and turn the speed up a bit higher to incorporate them throughout the thick dough.
Next, you’re going to want to scoop and chill the cookie dough. Unfortunately, the chilling is necessary. But trust me, it’s worth it!
Scoop and roll the cookie dough into 1.5 tbs-sized balls. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours, and up to overnight. When slightly impatient, I’ve been known to put my cookie dough that requires chilling into the freezer (for 1-2 hours) instead of the fridge. I haven’t run into any issues yet!
When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Move half of the dough balls over to the other cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each dough ball.
Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes or so before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
When the cookies are cool, mix the powdered sugar and Irish cream in a bowl. Dip, dunk, or drizzle your cookies with the glaze. Top with green sprinkles, if you’re feeling festive. Bonus: the sprinkles that I used add a bit of crunch to these otherwise soft cookies.
Need more boozy baked goods for St. Patrick’s Day? Try Guinness Brownies with Caramel Fudge Frosting or some Chocolate Guinness Cheesecake with Chocolate Whiskey Ganache!