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Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Celebrate St. Patty's day with the new #cookie in town: #Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from www.somethingswanky.com

Yesterday, I promised you a funny story… and the plan for today’s post is to deliver. But, you know… now that it’s sort of built up, it’s probably going to be super anti-climatic. Don’t you hate that?

On occasion, like once a month (yes….), I’m super CRAZY emotional. My husband should seriously be sainted for the mood swings he’s lived through.

And sometimes I don’t even feel the emotional outbursts coming on– they just appear on their own, completely out of nowhere.

Like this past Sunday night…

Celebrate St. Patty's day with the new #cookie in town: #Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from www.somethingswanky.com

My husband and I were watching The West Wing. It’s on Netflix now, and neither of us watched it back when it was actually on the air. Plus, helllooo most awesome B-list cast ever! I mean, like half the peeps from Parks and Rec were on The West Wing! Who knew??

Anyway. We were only into about the 3rd episode when (spoiler alert if there’s actually anyone else out there who’s never watched the show) when Leo’s wife leaves him. And, seriously. We’re not even really that attached to these characters yet. I mean, we just barely started watching it!

Regardless, all of a sudden, I’m just weeping! And I mean, like REALLY weeping. I tried to hide it, especially because I was still crying about it a minute or two after the scene (and in TV time, that’s like a day later). But, of course, there’s no way to actually hide ridiculous, impromptu sobs. So my husband’s staring at me, and he thinks it’s adorable and tries to kiss me. Which was only the most annoying thing in the world he could have done.

So then I’m yelling, “STOP TREATING ME LIKE YOU THINK I’M CUTE!!!!”

At which point, the entire situation just completely deteriorated, and I was on the floor laughing.

Celebrate St. Patty's day with the new #cookie in town: #Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from www.somethingswanky.com

So that’s my funny story. It was pretty funny after the fact ;) .

These cookies were SO amazing. I adapted the recipe for these from a Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Pint Sized Baker, and sour cream cookies are known for being extra fluffy and chewy. The Irish cream I used instead of the sour cream had the exact same effect, and added little extra added richness in flavor. Oh, and they’re chock-full of three kinds of chocolate chips!

Move over green-dyed Shamrock cookies! There’s a new Irish cookie in town :)

Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 C Irish Cream creamer
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 1/4 C Shortening
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 1/4 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 C Milk chocolate chips (I used Hershey's Baking Melts)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and shortening. Add the sugars and beat until creamy. Add the egg, creamer, and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt, just until a dough forms.
  3. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and use a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula to mix them in.
  4. Scoop by 1/4 cup (about the size of an ice cream scoop) onto a silicon or parchment lined cookie sheet (6 to a cookie sheet). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (baking time may vary 2-3 minutes). Makes 20 cookies.
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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

38 comments on “Irish Cream Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. Ashton! I am in LOVE with how thick these cookies are!! And I’ve never thought to put irish cream into cookies before. I’m so intrigued. :)

  2. Woah. these sound insane!!! And West Wing. ONE OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS EVER MADE. I cried when it ended. Seriously. then I got angry. I wasn’t ready for it be over, clearly.

  3. West Wing is the best show EVER! I still watch it in reruns. And, you’re totally justified in your sobbing. Hello, I cry at commercials. West Wing is perfectly acceptable! :)

    Um, these cookie? Amazeballs. Love the irish cream coffee maker idea! I may have to steal it. :)

    And, I love the pinboards in your post. COOL!

  4. I’m with Dorothy, I cry at stupid commercials. My kids and husband just laugh and point at me…which totally makes me mad then :-) I am in love with how puffy these cookies are….love love love the creamer in these!!!

  5. Chocolate and Bailey’s is a perfect combination! I’ve been known to cry at commercials too, which I clearly hide from whoever’s in the room because if they start making fun of me I start crying all over again because they’re making fun of me! Uh, hormones suck!

  6. These look fantastic! And triple the chocolate chips – oh my word!

  7. First of all, I can’t wait to make these! I am excited to see that you used Hersey’s baking melts, because I picked some up last month but I wasn’t sure if I should just replace a chocolate chip. The baking melts are larger which means more chocolate! Second of all, I am a crier, everything makes me cry, happy or sad. So I never watched Grey’s Anatomy when it was on TV and now I watch it on Hulu Plus all the time. I have to shut the door and warn my boyfriend that I am watching it, since it is pretty much a guarantee that I will cry at EVERY episode.

  8. I baked with some Irish Cream over the weekend too!! These cookies look like the perfect texture. I’ve still got some creamer and cookies were next on my list!! Might just hsve to make these!!

  9. I cry at commercials, songs, kids art work, you name it. At least your husband tried to reach out to you, mine just ignores me! I love Irish Cream, Ashton, not sure there is anything better than this cookie. I am so sad I don’t have one in my hands right now-I could cry over that too! At least your story ended with you laughing!

  10. the pictures turned out fabulous! Love the chalkboard!And these cookies sound simply amazing – what a great idea to add the irish cream!

  11. Ashton…I lol’d. For really real. A.) I am watching west wing right now too, I’m in season 4. And B.) I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one having crazy mood swings. :)

  12. Okay so that was hilarious. The recipe looks delicious. But what I really want to talk about is that first photo… you’re a PicMonkey ninja and I love you.

  13. These look amazinggggggg (both the pictures and the cookies!). I love that you used irish cream in the recipe. I’m definitely making these for St Patrick’s Day, and probably even after that. :)

  14. Oh my gosh, these cookies are killing me! So thick and chocolatey! And the Baileys – I”m obsessed! I desperately want to make these!

  15. Holy chocolate!! And what the heck?! Why have i NEVER heard of West wing or all of this cool pinterest stuff you are doing?! I want to be cool!!!

  16. You are not alone! I hate when I get mad and my Hubs starts with the “your so funny and cute when you are mad” It’s makes me MADDER! These cookies though? I am going to whip these up today! YUM-O!

  17. These cookies look heavenly !!
    I soooooooooooooo wanna grab a few and eat

  18. These look amazing! I haven’t watch The West Wing – I think I’m seriously missing out. Seriously, that did make me laugh. I hate it when I cry watching TV and then feel like a major boob.

  19. The Irish cream you used – is this like Bailey’s Irish Cream or something for coffee? These sound wonderful and I’m eager to make them but I think I need to know about the Irish cream first. I really miss The West Wing! It was a smart show and showed that government really tries to do the best job it can for us.

  20. Ooh, I want a bite of these! They look so melty and full of chocolate!

  21. LOVE how thick these are! Thanks for sharing your funny story too:)

  22. Oh man. Those cookies! So thick with massive chunks of chocolate. Plus, I love the chalkboard in that first shot! Now I’m going to have to check out West Wing…

  23. And I thought I’m the only one that cries at movies. Phew, now that’s a relief!
    The cookies look amazing, Irish Cream is one of my favorite coffee flavors.

  24. I just made these and have to say that they are some of the prettiest cookies I have ever made! If the baked arehalfasgood as the dough my fiance will be a very happy man

  25. Ashton, you are so funny. I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one that gets all weepy over TV shows. Don’t let an animal get hurt or heaven forbid someone dies, I’ll cause a flood with all my uncontrollable sobbing.
    These cookies sound fantastic and a great way for me to use up some booze! Can’t wait to give them a try, You can never go wrong with triple chocolate!

  26. These cookies sound almost as good as you sound crazy. :) Me too though, no worries. Def saving and making these this year!

  27. If they thoguht thicker is not better, they were wrong. I want these in my face.
    Wow, that was inappropriate. Sorry. But seriously, I love how thick these cookies are. And melty. and gooey. And… I just want them in my tummy right now!

  28. OMG these look phenominal! I cannot wait to try them… I was wondering though, could I substitute regular Bailey’s (alcoholic) for the Bailey’s coffee creamer? Would that work? I already have Bailey’s at home…. :)

  29. Did you use Irish Cream Coffee Creamer or actual Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur??

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  32. Can you substitute something else for the Bailey’s Irish creamer for these cookies. ???????
    Help hurry so that I can make them . They look phenomenal. .

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