St. Patrick’s Day is always fun and is a really easy holiday to bake for: a generous dash of Irish Cream, a splash of Guinness, a finger of Jameson’s and you should be set. Unfortunately this St. Patrick’s Day I ruined that batch of fudge and failed to make successful repair cookies. To combat this failure I had a delicious pint of Jameson-infused beer and went about my day. Not that I was dwelling on the loss of that fudge or anything (maybe a little) but I still wanted to make an awesome treat with an Irish kick. Looking back at my first post, the Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes, and remembering that I had told my trivia team that I would bring cookies, I thought, “I bet I could make Guinness chocolate cookies!” And off I went to bake my heart away.
Warning: These cookies are an experience! They are so rich and fudgy, almost like a brownie. The Guinness flavour is subtle (the smell is not!) and it works to really enhance the delicious chocolate. I included oats in this recipe for some additional texture, if you want to omit them, feel free but you need to increase the flour by 1/2 cup or so. These cookies pair well with a tall glass of milk or, you know, a pint of Guinness.
Double Dark Chocolate Guinness Cookies
- 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup Guinness
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 tsp coarse salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and creamy.
- Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
- Add the Guinness and mix to combine (it will not really combine, it will look like cottage cheese, this is okay!).
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa, and oats. Add to the wet ingredients in two parts, mixing well between each addition.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon large gobs onto the prepared sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just done on top. Allow to cool on a wire rack.