Baileys Chocolate Macarons combine the classic French almond cookie with Baileys Irish Cream filling. This is an international match made in heaven!
A French cookie to celebrate an Irish holiday?
If you’re looking for a sophisticated yet insanely delicious St. Patrick’s day treat I’m here to offer you this recipe for Baileys Chocolate Macarons. What’s that you say? How could I serve French macarons for the quintessential Irish holiday? Well, that’s where the Baileys Irish Cream comes in. I’m Irishizing French macarons by using Irish cream liquor in the filling. I absolutely love chocolate and Baileys together. Frankly, I’d never just sip a glass of Baileys. But I’m happy to add copious amounts of the sweet liquor to my dessert recipes, especially anything that involves chocolate in any form. I also highly recommend my Chocolate Chip Baby Bundt Cakes with Baileys Glaze.
Maybe you love macarons but have been scared to make them because of their reputation for being finicky. Well, I will admit that macarons do require careful following of the recipe and procedure. This is not a cookie that you can just throw together. But, as I like to say, baking is a science but it’s not rocket science. Just carefully follow the recipe and procedure and I think you’ll be happy with the results. Check out my post for Eggnog Macarons to see detailed how-to photos for making macarons. The procedure for Baileys Chocolate Macarons is exactly the same except I added a little cocoa to the cookie batter.
Of course there’s absolutely no reason to only enjoy these little gems on St. Paddy’s day. Baileys Chocolate Macarons would be good any day of the year.
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