Father-in-Law Cookies (Chocolate Cherry BAILEYS® Cookies)

Adapted from: BAILEYS®

Yield: approximately 40 cookies 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup Chukar Montmorency Tart Cherries
  • 1 12-oz package BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream Baking Chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars on medium-high until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until thoroughly combined. Mix in vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  5. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to wet mixture, mixing until it’s almost all incorporated. Scrape down bowl. Repeat two more times with rest of flour mixture.
  6. Stir in cherries and BAILEYS baking chips.
  7. Form dough into balls that are about 2 tablespoons each. (A medium cookie scoop is super helpful here.) Place on baking sheet, leaving 2" between each dough ball.
  8. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until cookies have set and edges are slightly golden.
  9. Transfer cookies to a wire rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.

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