With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I have been doing some cooking with Irish booze. Last weekend I made these delicious Guinness Chocolate Chip Cookies!
The booze in these cookies is cooked for about 15 minutes with sugar to make a thick Guinness syrup, which adds just a hit of richness and flavor to the cookies. If you don’t know what the secret ingredient is you would never guess that is is Guiness.
I used a combination of white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey taste. My husband and kids loved these cookies. They are a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day, and make a nice twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies.
- 1 bottle Guinness stout
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 2¾ c. flour
- 5 T. cocoa powder
- 1 t. baking powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. salt
- 1 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
- 1 c. dark chocolate chips
- Combine the Guiness and ¼ c. brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring for about 15-20 minutes until it has reduced and becomes thick.
- Put the Guiness syrup aside to cool a bit.
- Preheat the oven to 325 F.
- Mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
- In a mixer bowl cream the butter with the white and brown sugar until well mixed.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
- Add the dry ingredients and the Guiness mixture and mix.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into balls and bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 12-15 minutes.