Chocolate Guinness cookies with Bailey’s frosting recipe

Stout, chocolate and coffee liquor, what could be a more glorious flavor combo.

The original recipe, on A Beautiful Bite, said these cookies “will have your Irish (or non) eyes smiling”. That sounds about right to us.

The three flavors, chocolate, Guinness and Bailey’s Irish cream go perfectly together.

Makes: 12

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:13 mins

Total time:33 mins


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

½ cup Guinness

2½ cups flour

⅔ cup cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

For the Irish buttercream frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp

3 Tbsp Bailey’s Irish cream

2 Tbsp milk


Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix the cream, butter, sugar, eggs and Guinness in a mixer, on medium, until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt.

Add the flour mixture by the tablespoon to the sugar, egg and Guinness mixture. Mix at a medium speed until it comes together.

Refrigerate for one hour.

Drop a heaped tablespoon onto cookie sheets.

Back for 13 minutes.

Take out of oven and let them rest.

Place all the frosting ingredients into a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Spread on cooled cookies.

Source: A Beautiful Bite.