Boozy Chocolate Chip Cookies?! Now we’re cooking with gas! These little gems are the perfect nibbler for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The cookies are really delicious, bursting with the flavour of three, that’s right I said three, types of chocolate chips, white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate.
And you don’t stop there, Oh no! Then you add in some Guinness. And Yup, you really can taste the Guinness in them. To get that intense Guinness flavour, you cook Guinness and brown sugar down until you get a thick Guinness syrup which you then add to the cookie dough. That reduction does take a fair chunk of time, about 45 minutes, so make sure you allow for it. But you will be rewarded threefold for your patience. I can tell you with complete confidence that St. Patrick’s Day will not be the only time of the year you will find these little devils lurking around my pantry! Cookies and beer…who woulda thunk it?!
Guinness Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe from: Sweet Twist of Blogging
for the syrup:
- 2 cans (12 oz) of Guinness
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
for the cookies:
- 2 3/4 cup of unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
Add beer and brown sugar to a medium sauce pan. Reduce liquid over medium high heat until liquid thickens to a syrup and measure approximately 1/3 cup. This will take 30-45 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with silpat/parchment. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl or mixer bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugars until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs, syrup and vanilla, beat to combine.
Add flour mixture to the wet mixture, cream together until flour is just combined.
Fold in all chocolate chunks.
Using a cookie scoop drop dough on to prepared baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.