Guinness Chocolate Cookies

Today, we’re preparing for a culinary journey that’ll delight your palate and soothe your spirit. It’s a special mix-up, a sweet spot where two worldwide favorites join forces. That’s right! We’re stepping into the realm of Guinness Chocolate Cookies!

Just think about it, the humble chocolate cookie, universally loved with its luxurious, indulgent taste, that brings a wave of happiness with every single nibble.

Now, what if we took that to the next level? We introduce the nuanced, multifaceted notes of Guinness beer. Quite the thought, wouldn’t you agree?

But wait until you’ve tasted it! The bold richness of the beer blends seamlessly with the chocolate, creating a cookie that is extraordinarily delicious and surprisingly comforting.

Join me as we explore this unique combination, perfect for those moments when you crave something a little different. So, let’s dive in and uncover the magic behind this divine fusion.

Guinness Chocolate Cookies

Now, you might be wondering, “what is the secret behind these Guinness Chocolate Cookies?” Well, you might be surprised, the secret ingredient is no secret at all! It’s in the name itself, our beloved Guinness beer!

By introducing Guinness into our traditional chocolate cookie recipe, we’re embarking on a culinary journey that is nothing short of magical. Here’s why: Guinness, with its distinct and robust flavor profile, adds depth and complexity to the cookies. This makes them a standout in any cookie lineup.

The remarkable taste of Guinness, a blend of lightly sweet malt, bitter hops, and a hint of coffee. The malty sweetness of the beer enhances the chocolate, while the slightly bitter undertones cut through the sweetness, creating a balance that is simply irresistible.

But it’s not just about the taste! Adding Guinness also impacts the texture of the cookies. The beer helps to create a cookie that is crispy on the outside, but wonderfully soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day party!

Guinness Beer Can

Does the Alcohol Really Cook Off?

You ever ponder, when you’re up to your elbows in flour, tossing a splash of beer into your mix, “Does that alcohol stuff really cook off?” Well, it mostly does, and here’s why.

The moment your sweet creation starts to heat up in the oven, that alcohol starts to hightail it out of there. It leaves, but not without dropping off its powerful flavors at the door. So the beer taste sticks around, minus the buzz.

What does this mean for you? Your cookies get a kick of Guinness goodness, but won’t leave you seeing double.

But hey, just a little FYI, not every last drop of alcohol goes poof in the oven. A smidgen sticks around. Yet, it’s so tiny, it won’t be making any mischief. Rest easy, your cookies are safe and non-boozy.

This is why our Guinness Chocolate Cookies are not only rich in flavor, but also safe to enjoy by all. They carry the essence and depth of Guinness without the alcoholic punch.

This is why our Guinness Chocolate Cookies are not only rich in flavor, but also safe to enjoy by all. They carry the essence and depth of Guinness without the alcoholic punch.

Guinness Cookies

Ingredients for Guinness Chocolate Cookies

  1. Unsalted Butter (1 Cup, Room Temperature): This is the cookie’s cornerstone. It gives your cookies a rich taste and a soft feel. Plus, it makes them puff up just right in the oven.
  2. Sugar (1/2 Cup): This brings in the sweetness and gives your cookies a lovely golden hue in the oven. Sugar also adds a bit of crunch to your cookies.
  3. Dark Brown Sugar (1 Cup): This sugar gives a special, toffee-like taste to your cookies. Plus, it makes your cookies moist thanks to the molasses in it.
  4. Eggs (2): They give your cookies structure and keep them from drying out. What’s more, they bind all the ingredients together.
  5. Vanilla Extract (1 Tbsp): This gives an extra kick to the sweetness of your cookies and fills your kitchen with a delightful scent while baking.
  6. Guinness Beer (1 Cup): This is what sets these cookies apart. The Guinness beer adds interesting layers of flavor to your cookies. It enhances the chocolate and gives a nice counterpoint to all the sweetness.
  7. All-Purpose Flour (2 Cups): Flour is what makes your cookies keep their shape and not collapse.
  8. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1 Cup): This is where the chocolate flavor comes in. It also gives your cookies a deliciously dark look.
  9. Baking Soda (1 Tsp): This is the secret to making your cookies rise perfectly in the oven.
  10. Salt (1/2 Tsp): Although it may seem strange, adding a little salt really enhances the flavors of all the other ingredients and controls the sweetness.
  11. Semisweet Chocolate Chips (1 1/2 Cups): Chocolate chips give an added dose of delight to your cookies. They make each bite gooey and decadent.
Mixing the cookie dough

How to Make Guinness Cookies

Creating these mouthwatering Guinness Chocolate Cookies is a delightful process, almost as delightful as enjoying the final product.

Step 1: Creating the Base

The building of the base marks the start of our journey. A mixture of sugar, dark brown sugar, and unsalted butter at room temperature.

In addition to giving our cookies a tender crumb, aiming for a light and airy mixture ensures that they rise wonderfully in the oven.

Step 2: Adding the Eggs and Vanilla Extract

Next, we introduce the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is thoroughly mixed into the butter and sugar blend. The eggs provide structure and add moisture to our cookies.

We follow this with the addition of the vanilla extract, which enhances the sweetness and adds a beautiful aroma to our dough.

Step 3: Incorporating the Guinness Beer

Our star ingredient, the Guinness beer, makes its entrance at this stage. Pour it slowly into the mixture and blend well. The mixture might look a bit curdled initially, but don’t worry! As you mix, it integrates smoothly, creating a unique base for our cookies.

Step 4: Merging the Dry Ingredients

The union of our dry ingredients, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt comes next.

These are first mixed in a separate bowl before being gradually incorporated into the butter, sugar, and beer mixture. This method ensures that all the dry ingredients are well integrated without over mixing.

Step 5: Introducing the Chocolate Chips

The final flourish to our dough is the addition of semisweet chocolate chips. These little morsels of chocolate elevate our cookies to a whole new level, adding a delightful surprise with every bite.

Step 6: Preparing and Baking the Cookies

Get ready, the dough’s set to go! It’s like playtime, rolling them up into small balls, just perfect for the baking pan. Just remember, don’t crowd them, they need space to spread out and become yummy cookies.

Pop them into the hot oven next. As they cook, the kitchen is engulfed in a tantalizing scent that’s simply irresistible. It’s an extraordinary fusion of rich Guinness and delectable chocolate wafting through the air.

Chocolate Cookies

Storing Your Cookies

Just finished crafting those Guinness Chocolate Cookies? Let’s shift gears and chat about keeping them fresh and tasty. Believe me, it’s as important as getting the mix right in the first place.

Fresh out of the oven, you’ll want to cool these beauties down. This step locks in that oh-so-good flavor and makes sure the texture is just right.

A bit of patience while they cool on the baking sheet, then whisk them onto a wire rack. Now, they’ll cool all around, no more fear of a steamy, soggy bottom.

Next up, how to keep your cookie stash in top shape. The secret weapon? An airtight container. Simple and effective, it’ll keep your cookies at their best, preventing them from turning into hard pucks.

Don’t have a container? A good ol’ resealable plastic bag can step up to the plate.

These storage steps will help your Guinness Chocolate Cookies stay fresh and packed with flavor for about a week. But let’s be real, the sooner you savor these treats, the better. So go on, enjoy a cookie (or two) in the next couple of days after baking.

Can Guinness Chocolate Cookies be Frozen?

If you find yourself with leftover Guinness Chocolate Cookies or want to prepare them ahead of time, freezing is a great option to preserve their deliciousness.

First, make sure the cookies are completely cool before freezing. This prevents condensation and maintains their texture.

Next, freeze the cookies individually by arranging them on a baking sheet with some space between each one. Freeze until solid, usually for about an hour.

Transfer the individually frozen cookies to an airtight container or freezer-safe zip-lock bag. If stacking, use parchment or wax paper to separate the layers and prevent sticking.

Put the bag or container in the freezer and mark it with the date. Up to three months can pass when these cookies are frozen.

Simply defrost the necessary amount of cookies at room temperature when you’re ready to eat them.

Guinness Chocolate Cookies

Guinness Chocolate Cookies

Gwen Xavier
Indulge in the delightful fusion of rich chocolate and the bold flavors of Guinness with these irresistible Chocolate Cookies. Perfectly balanced in taste and texture, these cookies can be frozen for long-term enjoyment, ensuring a delightful treat whenever you desire.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Cookies
Calories 210 kcal


  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter Room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Guinness Beer
  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Semisweet chocolate chips


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the room-temperature unsalted butter, sugar, and dark brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. This process should take approximately three minutes.
  • One at a time, beat in the eggs, ensuring each is fully mixed in before adding the next. Then, stir in the vanilla extract.
  • At this stage, slowly pour in the Guinness beer and mix it into the butter and sugar mixture. While the mixture may initially appear a bit curdled, it will integrate smoothly as you continue mixing.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually, add the dry ingredients into the butter, sugar, and beer mixture, making sure to mix well after each addition. Make sure all the dry ingredients are well integrated, but be careful not to over mix.
  • Once the wet and dry ingredients are well combined, stir in the semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Use a tablespoon to form balls of dough and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to space them about two inches apart to allow room for spreading.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10–12 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges are firm and the tops have a cracked appearance.
  • After removing the cookies from the oven, allow them to cool on the baking sheets for about five minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Keyword Chocolate Cookies, Guinness

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Gwen Xavier

Gwen Xavier, the culinary genius behind Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life, initially crafted her food-focused website out of a necessity to find joy in cooking. Over the years, her relationship with the kitchen transformed from a mere duty to a fervent passion. Today, Gwen shares a variety of recipes on a daily basis, curating meals that cater to diverse tastes and family preferences, proving that cooking can indeed become a love affair!

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