Baileys Sugar Cookies

A few weeks late, but I really liked how they turned out.

For the holidays, I decided to make some cookies and wrap them up nicely for my friends as just a little gift. I tried a few different recipes, including trying to make macarons three separate times, all three times resulting in complete failure :(.

COOKIE! omnomnomnomn

COOKIE! omnomnomnomn

I ended up sticking with the sugar cookies recipe that I wrote about last post, but added a little alcoholic twist to it. The remaining bottle of Baileys I had sitting around in my room seemed perfect for the occasion. I replaced the sugar in the recipe with the Bailey’s which adds some extra liquid to the recipe softening up the cookies (since the original recipe cookies were a little hard). Also, about halfway through the baking, I lightly brushed the cookies with Baileys to give them the extra shine and flavour.

Fresh out of the oven, ready to be glazed.

Fresh out of the oven, ready to be glazed.

Baileys Sugar Cookies (Preparation)

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s (plus some extra for glazing)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Waiting for the cookies to dry after icing.

Waiting for the cookies to dry after icing.

After the cookies had dried, I placed them in some clear cellophane bags and wrapped it up with some nice fuzzy ribbon. The cookies themselves don’t taste recognizably like Baileys, but add a delicious hint of chocolate to the cookies.

All wrapped up.

All wrapped up.

Happy New Years!


  1. Reply
    Gala January 13, 2010

    Cool idea! I’ve used baileys a few times in baking but never in cut-out cookies.

  2. Reply
    BNDQ8 January 13, 2010

    i just love bailey’s caramal irish cream..its super delish…
    Nice recipe and compliments of the season :)

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