We love holidays around our house. Any holidays.
Christmas, Valentine's, Groundhog's, Easter, Canada Day....you name it - we like to celebrate it.
Because it gives us a chance to bake/cook something out of the ordinary.
Take these cookies, for example.
I don't normally bake with Guinness. Well....any beer really. Beer isn't my favorite. But with St. Patrick's Day coming up it gave me a reason to go out and get some Guinness and go a little crazy.
Guinness + triple chocolate crazy!
These turned out very yummy, very moist, very dense, and because of the oats, nice and chewy.
Guinness Triple Chocolate Cookies
1 1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups Guinness draught
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups quick oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Slowly beat in the Guinness. (**Note - don't worry if the mixture looks like it is "curdled" or if it has separated. It will come together when you mix in the dry ingredients!)
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and oats.
Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed until blended. Stir the white chocolate and dark chocolate into the batter.
Drop by spoonfuls (I used a medium cookie scoop) onto prepared cookie sheets, about an inch or so apart.
Bake for approx 10 - 12 minutes, until top no longer looks wet and bottoms of cookies are browned.
Let cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Using a medium cookie scoop, I got 72 cookies out of this recipe.
72 chocolaty, rich, dense, tasty cookies that I am going to be serving as part of our St. Patrick's Day celebration. Not that you have to wait for St. Patrick's Day to make these.....
They are good to go anytime!
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