Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies

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Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies are so delicious. Baileys is perfect in this cookie. The smooth richness of the Irish whiskey paired with the sweetness of the cocoa and sugar cane and the velvety taste of the Irish cream make it a mouthwatering companion to the Andes mint.

A few of my favorite scrumptious desserts include Baileys Irish Cream. For instance, look at this Baileys Cheesecake Cake. It features rich layers of chocolate cake, creamy cheesecake, and Baileys Irish Cream Ganache. Not enough for ya? Well then, how about these Baileys Irish Cream coffee cookies?  I challenge you to go pick up a bottle of Baileys right away and spend a day making goodies that will have your friends telling everyone that you’re their favorite baker.

Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies

Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies

So not for nothing, but I’ve been spelling Baileys as Bailey’s. I know. Who cares? Well, I do. I’ve been writing their brand name wrong for … well … forever. I’ll do better in this post. (Probably, but don’t kill me if I forget.)

As long as I’m coming clean, I should tell you that I have an addiction to Andes Mints. It’s so bad that I’m lucky there are ever any of them left over for baking. I am not above spooning those chips right in my mouth. What about you?

Basically, this recipe sends me to the kitchen with Baileys and Andes. Please understand it’s nothing short of miraculous that I come out with anything other than a smile on my face.

Quick Recipe Tips

Light brown sugar is different than dark, so be sure you do use light. Otherwise, there will be an overwhelming taste of molasses in the cookie.

Let your butter sit on the counter until it’s soft. Don’t melt it in the microwave! It’ll be too runny. You can actually leave real butter out for a day or two, so don’t worry that it’ll go bad if you put it out in the morning and come back to it later.

When it’s time to insert the Ganache in the cookies, a flavor injector is a must. If you don’t have one, get one! They’re cheap and you’ll use them over and over again. You’ll push the injector carefully in the side of the cookie and push in the Ganache until you see the top of the cookie begin to crack. That’s when you’ll stop pushing or you’ll ruin the cookie. You can for sure still eat it, but it’ll be with a spoon. (Which is still a win!)

Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies are so delicious. Baileys is perfect in this cookie. The smooth richness of the Irish whiskey paired with the sweetness of the cocoa and sugar cane and the velvety taste of the Irish cream make it a mouthwatering companion to the Andes mint.
5 from 2 votes

Bailey’s Fudge Mint Cookies

Bailey's Fudge Mint Cookies contain smooth Irish whiskey and velvety Irish cream, with Andes mint chips sprinkled in! These chocolate cookies with chocolate ganache are dreamlike!
Servings: 22
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


For the Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk and mint chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Andes mint chips

For the Bailey's Chocolate Ganache:



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until combined and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, and vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Fold in 1/4 C mint chocolate chips, 1/2 white chocolate chips, 1/4 C Andes mint chips.
  • Using a medium ice cream scooper, scoop cookie dough into hands and roll into a ball.
  • Combine the remaining mint chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, Andes chips.
  • Roll cookie dough into the mixture and place onto the cookie sheet.
  • Lightly press down onto the cookies into a thick disk.
  • Repeat steps with remaining dough.
  • Bake in the oven 1 tray at a time for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • In a small sauce pan, heat up the heavy whipping cream until simmering.
  • Pour chocolate chips into a heat safe glass bowl.
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is simmering, pour into the chocolate chips and allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in the Bailey's.
  • Using the flavor injector, place the needle into the bowl and pull the knob up on the injector to pull up some chocolate ganache.
  • Poke the side of the cookie and inject ganache into the cookie until the top cracks.
  • Repeat step on all cookies.
  • Enjoy!

Last Step:

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  • 1 flavor injector


Serving: 22g | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg


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11 comments on “Baileys Fudge Mint Cookies”

  1. So, when I baked these they came out a bit flat which made it practically impossible to inject the ganache. Tip for getting them to bake up thicker?

    1. Hi Ellen. Sorry to hear that. Without knowing all the details from your batch, my suggestions would be to make sure you are not overmixing the dough and then to not press them down as flat on the cookie sheet next time. Hope this helps.

  2. This may be a silly question but is the 3/4 cup of milk chocolate and mint chocolate chips a measurement of a mixture of the two or 3/4 cup each? When are the milk chocolate chips added? These sound like a delicious treat that I would love to bring to my Christmas party!

    1. Hi Kate. Not a silly question as that isn’t really clear in the instructions. The 3/4 cup is a combined amount of the two. The chocolate chips are added with the mint chocolate chip since they are combined. I will update the post. Thanks!

  3. This recipe sounds amazing!  However, is Bailey’s Ganache recipe states “1 heavy whipping cream.”  One what? 1 cup, 1 TSP, 1 tsp? 


  4. 5 stars
    How are there no comments or reviews on this? These cookies are amazing! I don’t like mint, at all, but I entered a cookie baking contest at work and chose these cookies because I know a lot of people do like mint.

    Well, I tried one last night and it was delicious! The contest is today…here’s to hoping I win!