Baileys Chocolate Cookies

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These Baileys Chocolate Cookies are so moist, chewy and delicious! They have just the right amount of Baileys flavor – not too overpowering, but definitely there. And the white chocolate on the outside gives them that extra chocolate touch!

Love these cookies? You have to check out my Baileys Chocolate Pie too!

Baileys Chocolate Cookies

I think these might be my new favorite cookie. They are definitely the hubs’ new favorite.

I got up last Saturday morning to make them before we left to go do some things that he need to do. I was trying to hurry since I didn’t want to make him late.

Image of a Stack of Baileys Chocolate Cookies

I was starting to think I was going to be short on time and have to put the dough in the fridge and finish the other half of the cookies later.

Then he tasted one of the cookies. All of a sudden he was trying to eat all of my cookie dough and steal all of my cookies.

Don’t mess with my cookies. At least not before I take pictures. I will take you down.

Image of Baileys Chocolate Cookies, Stacked

I told him the first batch was mine for pictures. If he wanted more cookies, he’d have to wait for the second batch.

So instead of fighting me for them, he decided it was totally worth it to wait the extra 10-15 minutes for me to finish the rest of the cookies.

A cookie worth waiting for? I’d say that’s a good cookie. 🙂

Image of a Pile of Baileys Chocolate Cookies on a Plate

Tips for Making Baileys Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies a little smaller than usual. I tend to like big cookies. But since these were going to be dipped in chocolate, I thought smaller would be better. And I totally dug the smaller cookies. I’m sensing a change in my ways…

So the next day, I dipped the cookies in white chocolate and put some super fun St. Patricks Day sprinkles on them. Because duh. Sprinkles make everything better.

Of course the hubs disagrees. He thought it ruined everything. So I left some uncovered for him. He’s clearly crazy.

Image of Baileys Chocolate Cookies on a Plate

Then when I tried to share my chocolate covered cookies, he gave me this look like – what are you doing with my cookies? And I’m like, uh, the chocolate covered ones are mine – back off! In a nice way, of course. 🙂

So I managed to get a couple cookies out of the house for my other trusted taste tester’s opinion. I like opinions.

Image of a Stack of Baileys Cookies

The white chocolate was a winner. The cookie was a winner. And even though I made these thinking they’re perfect for St. Patricks Day, they’d really be perfect any day. Because they are awesome. If you like Baileys, chocolate and cookies, there is no way you won’t like these. Unless you like super hard and dry cookies. Then these aren’t for you. 😉

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A Pile of Baileys Chocolate Cookies on a white plate

Baileys Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 24-26 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Baileys Chocolate Cookies are so moist, chewy and delicious! They have just the right amount of Baileys flavor – not too overpowering, but definitely there. And the white chocolate on the outside gives them that extra chocolate touch!


  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Baileys
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (I use Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • sprinkles, optional


1. Cream butter and sugar together for 5-7 minutes, until light and fluffy.
2. Add the Baileys, egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.
4. Make balls about 1 tbsp in size, press into a little disc (they won’t spread much) and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
6. Allow cookies for to cool for one minute on cookie sheet, then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
7. When ready to dip cookies in chocolate, melt white chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave. Use 30 second increments, to not burn the chocolate.
8. Dip cookies, one at a time into the chocolate. Place on parchment paper to dry and apply sprinkles.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 12.9 g
  • Sodium: 63.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.7 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.2 mg

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  1. Erin

    Love these! I have even added a touch of Baileys to the white chocolate (my Irish family loves Baileys). Also, I like to use a less expensive Irish cream liqueur when making these as well as my Baileys Irish Brownies.

  2. Ben

    wondering if i am doing the dipping wrong i couldn’t get the white chocolate chips very liquid. is there a secret to that i don’t know?

    1. Lindsay

      Sometimes it depends on the brand of chocolate and the amount of fat. You could try adding a touch of corn syrup or shortening to thin it out, or use a melting chocolate specifically for baking, like almond bark or candy melts.

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  6. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Yeah, these look to die for. So soft and chewy without being uncooked. {It just took me, like, 10 minutes to type that because I kept scrolling up to gaze longingly at the cookies.}

    Apparently in Atlanta you can’t buy Bailey’s in any size except HUGE and itty bitty, so I have this HUGE bottle of Bailey’s left over from some Bailey’s frosting, and I think this is the perfect use for {some} of it! Soooo excited. Cannoteventellyou.


      Thanks Lindsey! These cookies would be perfect for that Baileys! I’m already dying to make them again. 🙂

  7. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    These look awesome! Whenever I am making anything with Rice Krispies, I have to make a separate batch for my boyfriend, he just can’t wait until I shoot them. Plus he likes the plain ones, so at least it’s easy! Thanks for the link love!


      That’s too funny – my husband LOVES rice krispie treats. I used to buy him the individually packed ones for his lunch all the time, haha.

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I have one of those husband’ that doesn’t like extra chocolate and sprinkles on his treats either…clearly he is crazy too! Love these delicious looking mini cookies!!!

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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