This Coffee Cookies recipe with Baileys is so delicious! Once you've made this decadent treat, it will be on your regular list of desserts. You might want to double the recipe if you're talking these cookies to a party as they will be gone in no time!
First time I made these, I couldn't believe how tasty they were! It's one of my favorite cookie recipes. You won't be able to have just a small piece of this delicious treat. It's the best coffee cookie!
Baileys Irish Cream has that distinctive creamy hazelnut and caramel flavor, so it's easy to see how it would be so decadent when added to a this coffee cookies recipe.
I have all kinds of other ideas for treats up my sleeve now that I've tried this coffee cookie recipe!
One thing I have to strongly suggest. Don't use another Irish Cream. Just. Don't.
Baileys Irish Cream is the original and the best! In fact, Baileys Irish Cream is both the world's top-selling liqueur brand and the world's top-selling cream liqueur brand.
Really, the flavor of Bailey can't be beat. It's perfect for all coffee lovers!
When I'm making Irish Cream Recipes, I never skimp on ingredients. It stinks to work so hard and not get a good result because you didn't use the best ingredients.
And simply sipping Baileys Irish Cream is pretty divine, too.
Side note: Finding Irish Cream coffee isn't always easy. The link below is a brand that has free shipping. Put the other bag in the freezer to keep it fresh.
A steaming cup of this coffee will be wonderful with one of these cookies. Don't forget to make a pot to serve your guests when you bring out a tray of these Baileys coffee cookies!
To make the cookies, you'll need unsalted butter, sugar, eggs, Irish Cream ground coffee, vanilla, Baileys Irish Cream, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. You'll also need a circle cookie cutter (2-3 inch)
For the frosting, you'll need more unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, Baileys Irish Cream, and heavy whipping cream.
You'll also need a disposable piping bag fitted with a star tip.
How to Make The Cookies
Follow these detailed instructions to make the best coffee cookies ever!
Preheat oven to 350º.
Using a standing mixer or electric mixer and a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Using a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, Baileys and coffee grounds.
Mix at a medium-high speed using a whisk until completely combined.
Gradually add the coffee liquid to the butter and the sugar mixture and mix until fully combined.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix until combined.
Gradually mix into the wet mixture at a low speed until fully combined.
Follow these important steps exactly. The dough will still be really wet and soft, mix in another ¼ C of flour into the dough.
Lightly flour a cutting board and scoop the cookie dough onto the board.
Sprinkle some more flour onto the dough and begin to knead the dough until flour is combined. You want the dough somewhat firm because you will be using a cookie cutter.
Lightly flour the cutting board again and roll your dough out to about ¼ -inch thickness.
Using your cookie cutter, begin to cut your circles out. You will want to cut out 36 circles to get 18 cookies.
Place either a silicone mat or parchment paper on the baking trays to prevent sticking. Bake on the prepared baking sheets in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until crispy edges are slightly golden brown.
Allow the cookies to cool completely to room temperature on a wire rack.
Now to make them look like this!
How to Make the Frosting
Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until fluffy and stiff peaks form.
If your frosting looks like powdery rocks, add in 1-3 more tablespoon heavy whipping cream.
Frost the Cookies
Once the frosting is stiff and smooth, scoop it into a piping bag.
Using 1 cookie, pipe a small dollop of frosting into the center of the cookie.
Place another cookie on top and sandwich the two cookies together.
(You can use a knife to spread the frosting inside, but you probably won't have the pretty ridges as seen here. I'm betting you can get creative doing it that way!)
Enjoy with this decadent Roasted Marshmallow Cocktail! It's so much fun to create Baileys drink recipes!
Below is a printable version of this coffee cookies recipe you can take to the store! Let me know if you make this coffee cookies recipe.
Other Irish Recipes
Next time check out these Guinness Cupcakes for another great dessert for St. Paddy's day (or any day!) Looking for something for the kids? They will love these Green Cupcakes! Think Thin Mints in a cupcake!
And if you're going to Ireland, you must visit have a Guinness Draught at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin! Only thing is, please let me know if you go!
And please remember to drink responsibly.
You can add chocolate chips, dark, chocolate, chocolate chunks, substitute brown sugar or turbinado sugar, or even mix in some delicious coffee flavor like espresso powder or chocolate coffee beans.
Because of the creamy insides, you will want to refrigerate these cookies in an airtight container. They will keep for 3-4 days.
Yes, these cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.
Baileys Coffee Cookies Recipe
- circle cookie cutters
- disposable piping bag fitted with a star tip
- large cookie sheet
- small bowl, medium bowl, large mixing bowl
- stand mixer or hand mixer with separate bowl
- airtight container for storage
- ½ C butter unsalted, softened
- 1 ½ C powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream
- 2-4 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Using a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Using a small bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, Baileys and coffee grounds. Mix using a whisk until completely combined.
- Gradually add in the coffee liquid to the butter and the sugar mixture and mix until fully combined.
- In medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.
- Gradually mix flour mixture into the wet mixture until fully combined
- Dough will still be really wet and soft, mix in another ¼ C of flour into the dough.
- Lightly flour a cutting board and scoop the dough onto the board.
- Sprinkle some more flour onto the dough and begin to knead the dough until flour is combined. You want the dough to be like a sugar cookie cut out dough because you will be using a cookie cutter.
- Lightly flour the cutting board again and roll your dough out to about ¼ inch thickness.
- Using your cookie cutter, begin to cut your circles out. You will want to cut out 36 circles to get 18 cookies.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden
- Allow cookies to cool completely
- Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed until fluffy and stiff peaks form
- If your frosting looks like powdery rocks, add in 1-3 more tablespoon heavy whipping cream.
- Once frosting is stiff and smooth scoop into piping bag or simply use a knife.
- Using 1 cookie, pipe or spread a small dollop of frosting into the center of the cookie. (If using a knife, try to give the edges a scalloped look.)
- Place another cookie on top and sandwich the two cookies together