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Baileys Irish Cream Cookies

Baileys Irish Cream Cookies on a plate
This weekend we bought a new bottle of Baileys from Costco in anticipation for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s been a little while since I’ve had some and I found a newfound love for the creamy liquor. In between drinking glasses of it, I was inspired to make a few Irish cream flavored desserts, like these cookies.

As a side note, my friend from Pittsburgh is visiting and I learned that because of the alcohol laws in Pennsylvania, there’s no alcohol sold at Costco and major grocery chains. You can only purchase them from state run wine and spirit shops. I had no idea! I told him he should load up at Costco while visiting.
Baileys Irish Cream Cookies on a baking rack
I wanted to keep the ingredient list simple so that the Irish cream flavor wouldn’t be overpowered. Alcohol tends to get lost when baked into the cookie dough and usually works best as a glaze on cookies but I wanted to keep these glaze free. I used some delicious cappuccino chips I bought from King Arthur’s Flour. The chips are so yummy on their own. Creamy chocolate flavored with coffee. I probably ate as many as I put in the cookie dough. They complement the Baileys cookies without overpowering the Irish cream flavor.
a bag of cappaccino chips

cappaccino chips for Baileys Irish Cream Cookies
The cookies have a soft and chewy texture. They are simple, satisfy the sweet tooth, and easy to make. It’s a nice, quick St. Patrick’s Day dessert.

a stack of Baileys Irish Cream Cookies

photo of a plate of irish cream cookies

Baileys Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These Baileys cookies with cappuccino chips have a soft and chewy texture. They are simple, satisfy the sweet tooth, and easy to make. 


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups baileys
  • 1 1/2 cup cappuccino chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silpat mats. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, baileys and vanilla. Add in flour mixture at low speed until dough is formed. Add cappuccino and mix on low speed until chips are mixed into dough. Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and place onto ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart. Press palm of hand down on each cookie, so that they form round discs.
  • Bake about 11 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown around the edges. Cookies will be slightly puffy when taken out from oven and will flatten after they cool.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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16 comments on “Baileys Irish Cream Cookies”

  1. This is the kind of cookie you want to lick the bowl and beaters !
    I just finished the first batch. The batter was quite stickey. Is this normal ? I added 1/2 cup more flour and was still stickey. I didn’t add any more. The cookies were already flat before cooling. I am refridgerating the rest of the batter to see if that helps. They look wonderful and I’m sure they will be fine.. Just wondering if I missed a direction. I plan to fill with Baileys buttercream for cookie sandwiches. Yum !

  2. Hi I was just wondering where I can but the cappachino chips.  I’m in canada

  3. I made these last night and they are ridiculously good. Taking them to a cookout this weekend, I think it’s a safe assumption they’ll go over well

  4. Hi, my sister-n-law & I made these, today.
    They were very easy to make & we choose to use chocolate chips & they were delicious.
    Only 2 small things, we didn’t taste the Baileys 🙁 but we are going to make more and adjust the recipe ever so slightly.
    Plus the recipe doesn’t state how many cookies can be made. We had 3 baking trays and a total of 40 cookies ha ha

    Thank you for a very easy, quick recipe and it was so much fun 🙂

    • The bailey’s flavor is quite light. The addition of the cappuccino chips help to enhance the bailey’s flavor. while chocolate chips works, the chocolate might have overwhelmed the bailey’s taste. Hopefully if you up the baileys it will help. or maybe leave out the chocolate chips.

  5. I made these this week for a St. Paddy’s Day Potluck at work. Since I didn’t have Cappucino Chips, I substituted in White Chocolate, but everything else the same.

    They are amazing!

    • Oh I was just thinking white chocolate chips would be a good substitute since the cappuccino flavored chips have a white chocolate base. So glad you enjoy them!

  6. Yum, these sound like the best cookies!

    • I like how simple they are. I’ve seen Baileys cookies that use glaze on top but I really wanted these to be easy and quick to make.

  7. Oh my – these sound DIVINE!! Wish we could get cappuccino chips in Australia/New Zealand. Never seen them here!! Wonder if choc chips would work? Not sure if hubby would approve of seeing that much of his Bailey’s disappearing into a cookie batter though…..

  8. This seems delicous! Can you maybe subsitute the cappuccino chips for something else? We don’t have them around here.

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