Adult Only Cookies: Bailey's Chocolate Cookies

This time of year, every now and then, I like to put a little Bailey's in my hot chocolate or coffee. It helps warm you up just a little bit more I think! But often I don't finish the bottle in a timely fashion, if you will, so I like to find other uses for it. Cue these delicious cookies! The Bailey's in the cookie is mild and compliments the chocolate perfectly. The Bailey's in the glaze gives you that extra punch of flavor!

Bailey's Chocolate Cookies Yield: 30 Cookies Dough 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 8 Tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 2 Tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream 1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars together. Mix one egg in at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the bowl if necessary. 3. After all the eggs are added, slowly mix in the Bailey's Irish Cream. Fully incorporate the liquid. 4. On low, mix in the dry ingredients until completely combined. 5. Once dough is completed, cover and place in the fridge for two hours or overnight. The dough should be firm and cold before baking. 6. When dough is chilled, keep it in the fridge until you are ready to scoop. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment or Silpats. 7. Scoop the cold dough with a small ice cream scoop. Each cookie will should be about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons in size (in the end you'll have 30 cookies). Place several dough balls, spread out on one cookie sheet, repeat with the second cookie sheet. You'll want to give them a little space because they will spread a bit. If not all the dough balls fit onto the two sheets (they probably won't) then place them back in the fridge to chill while the others bake. 8. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Remove sheet from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack. Allow the baking sheets to come to room temperature before placing more chilled dough balls on and baking more. 9. Once all the cookies are baked and cooled, whisk together the powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons Bailey's in a small bowl. Using a spoon or piping bag, drizzle the glaze over the cookies and allow to set. **Notes: Though the alcohol in the cookies bakes off, the Bailey's in the glaze does not so this is NOT a cookie to share with the kids!!! The glaze really completes the cookie so don't leave it out! Also.... as you can see I used Salted Caramel Bailey's but the original works great too! #cookies #baileys #chocolate #baking #bake #christmas #holiday #delicious #recipe

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