Yes, another Baileys recipe. Between the baking and the drinking, I’m honestly surprised I still have roughly half a bottle of the original stuff left! Last week I came across something that I considered a gift from the gods on one of the food porn websites I frequent:
Baileys with a Hint of Hazelnut. If you know me at all in the slightest, you know I go CRAZY for anything hazelnut. Coffee, creamer, ice cream…I’m actually excited to go grocery shopping this weekend just so I can try the new Hazelnut Macchiato at Starbucks. I had hoped that the liquor store here in town would carry the Baileys, and sure enough, they did! I decided (besides having a drink) that I needed to bake with it. So I made cookies.
Hazelnut Baileys Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. I found the original recipe on SavorySimple. The cookies looked gorgeous, and even though I’m not normally a fan of white chocolate, I figured they can’t be all bad–They’ve got Baileys in them. But I decided after seeing the Hazelnut Baileys, dark chocolate might be better suited for them. So that’s what I went with.
Jay thought they smelled almost like butterscotch, and I suppose they do. There’s quite a lot of butter in them. The darker chocolate cuts a little of the sweetness from the Baileys, but overall they are good.
As the original recipe used ounces, rather than cups, I got out my digital scale and did the same. I added more chips, though, just because I like a lot of chocolate in my cookies. All in all, I’m pleased with the results! And on second thought, I’m keeping these for myself!