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
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 5 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Combine the Guiness and 1/4 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.
Recipe facts are estimates.