These Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies are the perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any time of year. Guinness is a perfect complement to chocolate!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready with your Guinness / Bailey’s / Jameson / Corned Beef / Cabbage recipes? Ok maybe not all of those things together, that might be gross. If you are still deciding what to make, I have a great Guinness recipe for you…Double Chocolate Guinness Cookies! This is my first cookie recipe using beer, and I am a big fan. Guinness cookies are definitely going to be making an appearance more regularly in my kitchen, especially around St. Patty’s Day!
The first time I made a recipe combining Guinness and chocolate was last year when I made these donuts, and I have been hooked ever since. The flavor in the stout works so well with chocolate – it actually makes baked goods taste more chocolatey! The beer in these Guinness cookies is reduced with brown sugar to make a syrup before it is added to the dough. The syrup by itself is not very tasty – so you if you sample it, do not be alarmed. But mixed into the dough, it adds a nice richness and depth of flavor.
These cookies are slightly crispy around the edges, and super soft in the middle. And just look at all that melty chocolate:
Mmmm, I can’t resist a warm cookie like that!
If you want to make these festive for St. Patrick’s Day, you can roll the dough ball in sprinkles before baking them. The sprinkles are totally optional though – the Guinness cookies taste great on their own.
Lots of fun St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for you!
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