Bailey’s Irish Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 17: Feast Day of St. Patrick

Our local Walmart FINALLY stocked Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Baking Chips in the store. We thought people were panic-purchasing. But perhaps these new chip additions were just that popular and novel so they sold out fast. Of course, when we saw them on the shelves for the first time (luck of the Irish?!) we had to buy and try them, too, especially for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert.

We baked half a batch of the classic cookie recipe on the back of the package so we could snack on the restso we could make something else the next time (see Notes below). The morsels tasted mostly like chocolate chips with a bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream (without the booze buzz). We also used an Irish butter for a richer recipe. Yes, the cookies were yummy as expected—Bailey’s chips did not make a familiar and favorite treat taste boring!

So splurge on these special baking chips and make Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies for a festive Feast Day of St. Patrick.


(Adapted from Clabber Girl)


  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, unsalted, softened (we used Kerrygold Irish butter)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar, granulated white
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (1 ½ cups or 12 ounces) Bailey’s baking chips


In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with brown and white sugar.

Beat in the egg and add the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking powder and salt. Gradually mix this in with the butter mixture.

Fold in the Bailey’s baking chips. Use a small cookie scoop to place dough rounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Lightly flour the bottom of a flat glass. Press to flatten the cookie dough. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheet for about five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: Approximately 4 dozen cookies.


  • Clabber Girl company offered two free digital cookbooks so people can try recipes using their Bailey’s baking chips. It is a clever marketing technique. Download them here.
  • We halved the recipe for just the two of us and also shared some cookies with our friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Search our blog for other St. Patrick’s Day recipes.