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A decorative round plate filled with Irish cream butter cookies with chocolate covered espresso beans
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5 from 2 votes

Irish Cream Butter Cookies

These deliciously flavored Irish cream butter cookies taste a lot like shortbread cookies, but with an unexpected twist. They're crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and then topped with a chocolate-covered espresso bean. What could be better?!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Kudos Kitchen Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: butter cookies, Christmas Cookies, cookie recipe, homemade cookies, Irish Cream Butter Cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 3 sticks of butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Irish cream liquor
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • cups flour
  • 48 chocolate covered espresso beans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • tablespoon Irish cream liquor


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons Irish cream liquor, and vanilla extract until fluffy.
  • Add the all-purpose flour and salt to the creamed mixture and blend until combined and a soft dough forms. Do not over mix.
  • Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Press a chocolate-covered espresso bean on top of each ball.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and 1¼ tablespoon of the Irish cream liquor until smooth and creamy.
  • Spoon the glaze into a small zip-top bag and snip off a small corner.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies and allow to set.


Store in an air-tight container, these cookies can be frozen for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 61mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g