Irish Cookies

  • Yield 2 to 3

The 'Luck 'o the Irish' will be smiling on you with every delicious bite of these cookies.


3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
3 tablespoons Irish cream
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 cup chocolate chunks
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Combine the brown sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a mixer bowl. Beat until fluffy, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  2. Add the flour, Irish cream, baking soda and salt, beating until blended. Stir in the chocolate chunks and nuts.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Arrange on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mackinac Island Medical Center, The Flavors of Mackinac (Mackinac Island Medical Center, 1997)



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