I baked these for my lovely neighbors. There are five units in our little cluster, including us. So really, I’m baking for four households (~1-2 person household). I have to say, I’m pretty lucky to have friendly and easygoing neighbors. We are a tight-knit bunch and we all look out for each other. I am the foster Mommy to Cairo, Ashes and Marbles (not pictured here) when my neighbors (their parents) are out of town. Isn’t he cute?
These cookie bars are delectable! Baileys Irish Cream and Scharffen Berger chocolate chunks all wrapped-up into a cookie bar. It’s so good! It’s even better with a glass of milk to wash all that yummy goodness down. Chris and I sampled it before dinner and it was hard not to eat more than one. So here’s to celebrating good neighbors. Now go into the kitchen and bake some.
- 2 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of dark muscovado sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of buttermilk
- 2/3 cup of Baileys Irish Cream
- 1 (6 ounce) package of semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I used Scharffen Berger)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9″ x 13″-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Then add eggs and continue to beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add buttermilk, Baileys, and beat until well incorporated. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Fold in half (3 ounce) of the chocolate chunks.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to distribute the batter evenly. Place the remaining half of the chocolate chunks (3 ounce) on top of the batter, distributing them evenly. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the toothpick/cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into the pan.
Adapted from A Cup of Sugar … A Pinch of Salt
78 thoughts on “Baileys Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars”
OMG!!! These look so sinfully delicious. If I were to take a bite, at least half of that would be a “bite”. 😉 Cairo is so cute! Have a great weekend Anne. Love your post!
Thanks hon –you’re so sweet! Have a lovely weekend yourself. xoxo!
Wow, looks delish! Scharfennberger chocolate and Baileys?? Sounds yummy, I’m in:)
Thanks Kelly! 🙂
I believe Anne’s treats are the sole reason why our neighbors don’t complain about the loud exhaust on my car. 😉
Haha! See? They are easy going! 😉
Lucky neighbors! 😀
Thanks Fae! 🙂
Wish we were your neighbors! They look so delicious!
Thank you! 🙂
Ooh, Anne, these look delicious; how can you ever go wrong with Bailey’s and chocolate? Impossible 😉 And what lucky neighbors! Sounds like such a wonderful community =) Big hugs for a great weekend xoxo
Thanks Christina, you’re so sweet! 🙂 I hope you had a lovely weekend. Big HUGS back and have a great week! xoxo
Oh yummy love this combination! Never thought to use Baileys to make cookie bars!
Thanks, it’s fantastic! 🙂
Baileys in the cookie batter, and a lot of it! That´s an amazing bar! Really, really love it.
Thanks Paula! 🙂
Bailey’s & chocolate & kitties! We’ve got lots in common, you and I, Anne! These are going on my “to try” list!
Thanks Lidia! Hope you’ll enjoy these.
I love the chocolate chunks in there. They look fantastic.
Thanks Pam! 🙂
You most be the #1 neighbor! Cats + Chocolate Chunk = great post!
Thanks Pamela! 🙂
Yum!! I’ve never baked with Bailey’s before. I bet this tastes awesome! Have a great weekend
I’m with Fae, those lucky neighbours! Just love the idea of those.
Thanks Johnny! 🙂
Anne gelosy of neighbours……:)
Haha, thanks Massi! You’re so sweet. 🙂
Looks thick, hearty, and oh so delicious. I am loving this.
I am delighted that you have some really good neighbors. Sometimes that means everything in the world if you can be there for each other in the good times like celebrating with some delicious baileys chocolate chip chunk bars from Anne, or giving someone a lift to work because you found out your car had a flat tire. Good neighbors make everything better.
I couldn’t agree more Bobbi! I’ve heard some horrible stories about other people’s neighbors –I’m just glad mine aren’t like that. Have a great a week! 🙂
This soooo good!! I have a really great neighbour who will be moving in a few months. (SOB!) I am pinning this to make for her kids soon. 🙂 Maybe even tonight!
Thanks Jayne! Hope you’ll enjoy. 😉
These are irresistible loaded with chocolate chips and flavoured with creamy Baileys.
Baileys in cookies?! Oh my yum 😀
I always seem to have Bailey’s on hand so I can’t wait to make these! How sweet of you to send them over to your neighbors!
Thanks Joanne. And thanks for taking the time to comment.
Baileys & chocolate, what could be better?
I want to move into your neighborhood! Your cookie bars look delicious!
Hee hee.. Thanks Jan, you’re too kind! Have a lovely week! 🙂
These look and sound delicious! And your photos are lovely. Cute kitty, too. 🙂 ~Danielle
Thanks Danielle! 🙂
Ohhhh I love Baileys and I am sure anything made with it can never be bad.
Not bad at all!
Oh my! Lucky neighbours!:) So delicious! Especially with beileys! I should try this!
Thanks Mila! Hope you’ll enjoy. 🙂
This looks delish, as usual. If we were neighbours, we’d be swapping baked goodies. 🙂
Yum! These look wonderful! 🙂
Thanks Nancy! 🙂
a cookie bar with baileys in it… how incredible. Your neighbors are so lucky! Yum 🙂
You’re so sweet, thanks Sally! 🙂
Well, that’s one way to keep the turnover rate in the neighborhood down. Make these cookie bars for your neighbors and no on will want to leave. These look delicious, Anne, and that pic of your cat is really something!
Thanks John! 🙂
I love neighborhoods like that. I especially love handing out treats to mine. And now, I’ll have to treat them to these amazing bars!
Thanks Gloria! 🙂
I LOVE Baileys! What lucky neighbors! These look delicious
Good lord! No wonder these cookie bars have received so many comments. They look wonderful and I just have to try making them soon 🙂
Thanks Claire! 🙂
I love Baileys! These bars sound SO good!
Thanks Dorothy! 🙂
I’ll be moving next to you soon 🙂 lovely post and of course very yummy too.
You’re so sweet, thank you Danny! 🙂
I want one of these right now! I still have Baileys leftover from St. Patrick’s Day … I think I need to make these!
Thanks Ashley –you’ll love it! My neighbor shared it with his 13-year old daughter. 😀
Oh my gosh! These look so luscious!
Love Baileys and love this!
Oh my, these look wonderful!
This is exactly what I need for my upcoming camping trip to Wyoming! I just love it when I have all the ingredients I need already. Thanks for checking out the Deerslayer’s wife.
Mucovada sugar. I do not know what this is?
It’s a type of brown sugar.
Thanks. I will use domino dark brown sugar