Give your Irish baking a taste of the Emerald Isle by making Baileys Chocolate Chip Irish Oatmeal Cookies.
These Irish treats are perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day.
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Chocolate Chips with a Taste of Ireland
Did you know you can buy chocolate chips with added Irish cream? These little morsels are perfect for baking recipes, especially when you want to add a little Irish flavor.
Bailey’s Irish cream is one of Ireland’s greatest exports. Smooth and creamy with a hint of whiskey flavor, this liqueur is loved by many all over the world.
When I saw these specially flavored chocolate baking chips I just knew I needed to create chocolate chip cookies with these delicious bites.
These Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate chip cookies are a wonderful treat for any Irish party or get together.
Ingredients For Irish Cream Cookies
Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need to create these delicious cookies. You’ll find exact quantities in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. There you can toggle between US and Metric measurements.
You’ll also find nutritional information with calories, protein, carbohydrate, sugars and fat content. Don’t look on Saint Patrick’s Day.
- unsalted butter, room temperature
- light brown sugar
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- Baileys Baking Chips
Ingredient Tips and Substitutions
These specialty baking chips with added Irish cream liqueur are available in most grocery stores. I found them in my local Walmart. They’re usually in stock in the weeks leading up to Saint Patrick’s Day, so if you see them stock up on them. They’re a wonderful addition to your pantry.
If you can’t find the Irish cream baking chips you can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips, but the cookies won’t be quite the same.
Use medium to large eggs. If you use extra large eggs the cookie dough will be too loose and the texture will not be correct.
I use all purpose flour for this recipe. No need for any specialty cake or pastry flours for this cookie recipe.
I only use a quarter teaspoon of salt, but feel free to add a little more if you like a saltier flavor in your cookies.
Directions for Baileys Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here’s my step by step tutorial and instructions for these Irish cookies. You’ll find the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Preheat Oven and Line a Baking Pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for these cookies.
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or covering it with a silicone baking sheet.
Prepare the Cookie Dough
In a large bowl combine butter with the brown and white sugars. Cream until light and fluffy.
You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer for this. Use the paddle attachment if you are using a stand mixer. In years gone by my granny beat the cream and sugar with a wooden spoon, but trust me, this is a job for an electric mixer. Use a high speed to combine the butter and sugars.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix until well combined.
Add in the vanilla extract and mix again.
Be sure to use pure vanilla extract or scoop out a vanilla bean if you wish.
Add in the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and continue to mix until all ingredients are combined.
I like to sift the dry ingredients (flour, salt and leavening agents) before adding to the cookie dough mixture. If you don’t have a flour sifter, then use a balloon whisk to add air to the dry ingredients.
Fold in the Bailey’s Chocolate Chips.
Scoop the Cookies and Bake
Chill lthe dough for about 30 minutes before baking. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap when it is in the fridge.
You can roll the dough into 2 inch dough balls with floured hands, or you can use an ice cream or cookie scoop to create evenly sized cookies.
Place the cookie balls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Be sure to space them well apart so that they have room to spread while cooking. Use a rubber spatula to get all of the dough out of the bowl.
Bake the cookies in batches at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. They should be golden brown when cooked. Be sure not to overbake these little treats.
Cool the cookies on a wire rack when they are cooked.
These cookies are delicious with a tall glass of cold milk.
Recipe Card for Irish Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here’s the printable recipe card for your kitchen files.
Baileys Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces Irish Cream Baking Chips 1 bag
- Pre-heat the oven to 350° F, or 180° C. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and the sugars and cream together until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix until well combined. Add in the vanilla and mix again.
- Add in the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt and continue to mix until all ingredients are combined. Fold in the Bailey's Chocolate Chips.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes before rolling into 2 inch dough balls. Place the cookie dough balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
- Bake in batches at 350° F for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
Here’s a selection of Irish themed cookies especially for Saint Patrick’s Day. I hope you find the perfect treat for your celebrations.
Happy Irish baking to all!
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad –Irish American Mom
Pronunciation – slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad – rhymes with parade