Who needs therapy when you have a bottle of Baileys, some Dagoba cocoa powder, a beautiful stainless steel Kitchen Aid and a little time to kill? Well, in all honesty, I had NO TIME to kill; infact I was trying to get kids ready for school, pack lunches and get myself ready for work. But that’s neither here nor there.
What’s important is that I was 100% completely successful in creating my own Bailey’s Dark Chocolate cookie recipe on the fly. ‘Cause I am just THAT GOOD. 😉 Please don’t look at my kitchen though (think chocolate like war zone), nor your watch as I ran in the door to work (sorry Mike), and perhaps the kids’ lunches might be a little on the quirky side today. But really, does anything else matter except how ridiculously rich, chocolate-y and addicting these cookies are? I think not.
I brought them to work. That’s the rule when you’re late to work I believe. Just sugar up your boss and fellow coworkers, spike their cookies with just enough somethin’ special and they may forgive you…maybe. Still working on that.
If you need a little baking therapy, then I highly recommend these Baileys’ spiked cookies.
Here are some direct, taken in context quotes from the front lines of my office:
“These are the best cookies I have EVER eaten! I just sneaked another one. I can’t help it. I may have to commission a batch.”
“Thx for the cookies today geni, I had to steal a few more from the kitchen but it was totally worth it! =)”
“I just had my cookie, (I saved it for my 3:00 snack). OMG sooo good, one of the best cookies I have ever had!”
Does that not scream, “MAKE THESE COOKIES NOW!” or what?
Geni’s Own Baileys’ Spiked Chocolate Devastation Cookies
Recipe makes about 30 cookies
1/2 c. of unsalted butter, room temperature (slightly softened…just microwave cold butter for 12-15 seconds)
1/2 c. of granulated sugar
1/2 c. of light brown sugar, packed
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
5 T. of Bailey’s Irish Cream (just for record, the flavor is a hint of Baileys so you may want to throw in an extra tablespoon to pack a bigger punch be my guest, but I haven’t tried that yet)
1 T. instant coffee or espresso granules
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, best quality you can afford
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
3/4 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
For the cookies: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with either parchment paper or Silpat mats. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the unsweetened chopped chocolate and the 1/2 c. chocolate chips. Microwave in one minute increments and stir in between until all the chocolate has melted. I melted mine for 2 minutes and 20 seconds to be exact. You want the chocolate nice and silky, but don’t cook it past that because it will burn and begin to solidify. Set aside to cool.
In a liquid measuring cup, pour in the Baileys. Heat it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place your coffee granules in the hot Baileys and stir until the granules dissolve completely. Pour that into your butter mixture and beat on low until incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in between.
Add the somewhat cooled chocolate to the butter mixture. If your chocolate is till hot-ish, slowly pour just a bit in at a time and then beat on low speed to avoid curdling your eggs.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat on LOW until just barely combined. Repeat until all of the flour is incorporated into the butter mixture. Scrape the sides of the bowl in between. Add the 3/4 c. chocolate chips and either stir the batter with a rubber scraper, OR on LOW speed, just combine until chocolate chips are stirred through the batter.
With a medium-sized ice cream scooper, scoop balls of dough onto the prepared pan. Only bake one sheet at a time. That is my rule and don’t even think about breaking it unless you like burnt cookies. Bake for 14 minutes or until cookies are barely firm to the touch. Let cool, and then in my humble opinion, serve them with a good, strong cup of coffee spiked with….you guessed it… a little more Baileys. How could you go wrong with that?
March 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Have to ignore the baileys for another 2 yrs but cannot be expected to ignore chocolate devastation! What gorgeous cookies 😀
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March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm
I laughed, I cried, salivated a bit too.
March 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Wow, those sound SO good. Love bailey’s, especially in a cookie!
March 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm
These wouldn’t be devastating to me, because you know I love chocolate lol. I am in LOVE,.. and with a cookie. Who would have thunk it LOL
March 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Oh Geni, chocolate and Bailey’s…they look great and must taste even better. Never had this kind of cookies…beautiful picture!
Hope you are having a great week…well, with these cookies handy you will not have a problem 🙂
March 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Baileys is always a good idea. These cookies sound amazing!
March 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm
Nothing else matters, except for these cookies. You’ve got that right! Definitely a must try! 🙂
March 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm
March 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm
These look fantastic!
March 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm
You and I just might be dangerous together in the kitchen. (You were about ready for a house guest, right?) I’m all in favor of arriving late to the party, or work or whatever with freshly made baked goods. There is nothing better than that kind of bribe for forgiveness. These sound heavenly.
March 8, 2012 at 2:42 am
You know what Mary, if you want to come cook with me and don’t mind a big, Golden Retriever, two teenagers, one surprised hubby and lots of chaos, you are more than welcome to come!
March 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm
I love this, all the st pattys posts are making me feel like I am off the ball. At least I have this one to make for my friends:]
March 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm
Looks absolutely delightful! I love pretty much anything with chocolate and I would love to try some of these.
March 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm
You rock Geni! You came up with this on the fly on a work/school morning?! I can barely function most mornings, let alone bake anything halfway decent! 🙂 You are truly one of the best bakers I know!
March 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm
Way to go, Geni! These cookies sound too good to be true!
March 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm
That’s some pretty hard core co-workers that wouldn’t be completely buttered up by these really amazing sounding cookies. Boy do they sound delicious.
March 8, 2012 at 1:34 am
These cookies definitely scream make me right now. My Bailey’s have been lying around for a long time. Now they shall be utilized.
March 8, 2012 at 5:10 am
I’m not sure this is something to brag about…but I always have bailey’s on hand. LOVE the stuff. Though I think it would be a bit more socially acceptable to eat it in cookie form than at all hours of day and night. These look amazing!
March 8, 2012 at 8:17 am
What a great recipe title! No wonder no one could resist these cookies.
March 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Reblogged this on botanicalyarns and commented:
This recipe looks so nice, I’m definately going to make a note of it
March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Love Bailey’s! And cookies, so I couldn’t possibly resist a cookie made with Bailey’s. They look amazing!
March 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm
LOOKS GREAT, love the texture of the cookies. Can i substitute the bailey’s for something else? I don’t have alcohol 😦
March 9, 2012 at 5:33 am
I would substitute some brewed coffee for a mocha type cookie. I would put in 3 T. brewed coffee and 2 T. cream and see what happens. I have no idea, but I would think that could work well.
March 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm
GREAT! I’ll make it when i’ve the time! Thanks! 🙂
March 9, 2012 at 2:00 am
A little Bailey’s for the cookies, a little bailey’s for the chef! It’s all good! Take care, BAM
March 9, 2012 at 5:53 am
Yes, what is important is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies and after the week I have had I need about a dozen please! AWESOME!
March 9, 2012 at 6:20 am
These look beyond good!
March 9, 2012 at 8:33 am
I think my coworkers need a treat like this too!! Geni, these are deadly awesome!! I agree, how can you have a bad day with Baileys and chocolate!! Festive photo too!!!
March 9, 2012 at 8:53 am
I’m behind on my commenting Geni – and I’m super sad I missed this one. Now I just need to get out and get some Baileys. Now. These sound like they were well worth the chaos. 🙂
March 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm
Your co-workers’ reviews spoke for themselves. As for your cookie creation… no further explanation necessary!
March 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm
OH YUM! What a perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!!! 🙂
March 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Wow!! Congratulations on developing this perfectly devastatingly awesome cookie!! I bet they were good.. chocolate chips, bailey’s, coffee.. Yummy!!
March 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Wow, is right! This is a wonderful creation! I bet you can make adult ice cream sandwiches with some Baily’s ice cream rolled in some chocolate chips!
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