Bailey’s Chocolate Cookies

For my third and final Bailey’s dessert recipe, we turn to….(drumroll please)….COOKIES!

Most of my friends will tell you that I’m slightly addicted to making cookies.  And it’s true.  I love them!  So for St. Patrick’s Day, it only seemed appropriate to pull out the Bailey’s to make a batch.  Of course, they also called for chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.

I will go ahead and warn you right now that you’d better go light on the corned beef and cabbage and save room for these guys.  Because they are crazy delicious and perfectly chewy.  (And I have to admit for those of you brave raw-egg-cookie-dough-eaters, the dough is also a total treat on its own!)

Definitely an amazing recipe that your friends and family will love you for.  So make a batch today and share the love!

Bailey's Chocolate Cookies

Imagine the creamy sweetness of your favorite Irish liquor, wrapped up in the sugary goodness of a chocolate cookie. You'll love this Bailey's Chocolate Cookies recipe!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 8 Tbsp. Irish Cream (I prefer Bailey's)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking soda and salt until combined.

Using an electric mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add in the Irish cream one tablespoon at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed to be sure that everything is well combined.. Add the dry ingredient mixture, and continue mixing until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.

Roll or scoop into balls and set on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Remove and carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool. Keep remaining dough refrigerated until use.

Ali's Tip:

FYI, the reason to refrigerate cookie dough before baking is so that the butter (inside of the dough) can chill and harden again.  Thus, making the cookies a little bit fluffier when they bake instead of flat and pancake-y!  :)

Slightly adapted from How Sweet Eats.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Samantha Angela — March 12, 2012 @ 7:17 am (#)

    Yum! Those look great. I love the flavour of bailey’s. It would be awesome with the chocolate, coffee, and white chocolate flavours, I bet.
    I made a bailey’s buttercream for a guinness chocolate cake a few weeks ago for my husbands birthday which I thought was delicious.

  2. Blog is the New Black — March 12, 2012 @ 8:21 am (#)

    Love how puffy these are! The texture looks awesome!

  3. Joanne — March 12, 2012 @ 10:38 am (#)

    Oh man, I can only imagine how good the raw cookie dough is. Can’t wait to try these!

  4. The Food Hunter — March 12, 2012 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    Bailey’s and chocolate sounds like a great combination to me

  5. Nicole, RD — March 12, 2012 @ 1:41 pm (#)

    Can I have 2? Maybe 3? They look so good!

  6. Heidi — March 14, 2012 @ 7:41 pm (#)

    Just finished baking these – so so good! gonna make the brownies tomorrow night. I’m on a baileys kick! oh and the dough? great treat for the baker ;-)

  7. Superfoodie — March 23, 2012 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    Yummy. Like I needed another reason to go buy a bottle of Bailey’s.

  8. christina — April 10, 2012 @ 12:35 pm (#)

    Hey Ali!
    I tried your receipe just a couple of minutes ago. The cookies are really yummy and the smell in the house is great too! I used Amarula instead of Baileys and that worked as well. I love your blog. Greets from Germany!

  9. christina — April 24, 2012 @ 2:33 pm (#)

    This receipe is soo good. I already baked them two times. Here is my result . I am really looking forward to other cookie receipes.

  10. Carole — September 16, 2012 @ 7:12 am (#)

    These are AMAZING! I made some as a gift and they disappeared so quickly. I’ve now got another batch chilling just for us.

    Thank you!

  11. Angie — October 20, 2012 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    These look and sound delicious! I just made Baileys cupcakes last weekend for my fiance’s birthday; I hope I have enough left to make these!

  12. Annie — December 23, 2012 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    Oh. My. Gawd.
    Those are amazing! A new tradition is born for me! Thank you!

  13. Natasha — April 18, 2013 @ 11:36 am (#)

    Just made this without vanilla and used caramel Baileys…unreal. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Sue May — April 18, 2013 @ 8:40 pm (#)

    The Baileys cookies looks so good! Thank you for the recipe! =) *virtual waves from Malaysia*

  15. Michelle — November 14, 2013 @ 12:26 pm (#)

    I made these today and they are absolutely stunning! I froze half the mixture in a log to slice off and bake whenever I need a cookie fix! :-D

  16. Robert — February 4, 2014 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    I made these today as a test for a Valentines idea I have. The only difference is I used Brown sugar. I followed the directions to the dot and yet they came out undercooked. Oven was pre-heated and the temp was tested and was right at 350 when the ovens pre-heat buzzer went off. I wound up having to cook them for 16 minutes.

    Maybe you should state how big your scoops were?

  17. Glo — February 6, 2014 @ 9:33 pm (#)

    I just finished cooling a batch, with a few adjustments (made a Gluten-Free version, and did 5TBS of Irish cream and 3TBS coffee instead of 8 and instant) – but they were delicious!
    Little strong in the liqueur taste but might have just been the brand i used.
    they adjusted to GF fantastic- which was a pleasant surprise. nice and fluffy. will be making them again, thanks!

  18. Courtney — April 15, 2014 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    These sound delish!

  19. AP — December 29, 2015 @ 12:31 am (#)

    Hey! Can you make the same thing with brown sugar instead of white? I have all the other ingredients and would really like to try these :D 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 31st, 2015 @ 9:58 am

      Hi there! We haven’t tried these with just brown sugar, and while we’re sure they would taste great (more toffee-like), we’re not sure how the texture would be, since brown sugar contains more moisture. We would experiment with a combo of the two sugars before just trying these with brown sugar. We hope that helps!

  20. Kate — March 11, 2017 @ 8:50 am (#)

    I made this cookies twice and they were so delicious! The third time I made them you couldn’t taste any of the Baileys so there was no irish cream taste. I can’t figure out what went wrong. If anyone else has had that problem, let me know

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 12th, 2017 @ 9:22 am

      We’re so happy you liked them, Kate! We’re not sure why you would be able to taste the Baileys the fist couple times, but not the third, unless you accidentally didn’t add enough? Feel free to add a bit more than the recipe calls if you like.


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