Guinness Snickerdoodles

Guinness Snickerdoodles

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Can’t help it, I have to sneak in another Guinness recipe before St Patrick’s Day. I am only like 1/8th Irish, but really I just like to put beer in stuff and this feels like a pretty good reason to do so.

Guinness Snickerdoodles

Especially Guinness. That dark, sweet and bitter flavor is so great cooked into soups and savory pies, but in my opinion helps to add the most wonderful dimension to baked goods. Like biscuits, cakes, cookies and brownies.

Guinness Snickerdoodles

Or like these snickerdoodles.

Guinness Snickerdoodles

I mean, I LOVE snickerdoodles to begin with, but when you Guinness bomb them, they are even better! If you like to get a little dorky on “Holidays” such as St. Patricks Day (um, like me) then I feel like this is a good recipe to bring to friends or co-workers without getting out your food coloring or anything. It’s easy and fast and your only problem will be whether to hoard them all for yourself!

Guinness Snickerdoodles


Recipe: Guinness Snickerdoodles

makes 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Guinness
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • to roll in:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare two sheet pans with silpats or parchment.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and white sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and the Guinness and mix well until creamy and well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the cookie batter and mix well.
  5. Scoop balls of cookie dough and roll them into balls. Then roll the dough balls through the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Place them on the prepared sheet pans and gently pat them flat with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes and then let them cool. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

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  1. Tieghan says:

    You are just a genius! These look incredible!

  2. Love snickerdoodles!

  3. Best use EVER of Guiness! Love snickerdoodles and these are just perfect!

  4. Vicki B says:

    “Guinness bomb them”, that is so funny! Our local British style pub sells Guinness St Patricks shirts every year. What a fun cookie to make for the Guinness drinkers in the family. Maybe stacked in a clear glass beer mug!

  5. Mmmm! These snicker doodles look nice and soft and puffy, just the way I like my snicker doodles. I’ll bet the Guinness doesn’t hurt, either.

  6. One of my favorite cookies made even more amazing! Well done :)

  7. I’m posting St. Patrick’s Day-ish recipes all week so I am a huge supporter of this recipe. Never thought of adding booze to cookies but it’s alright by me!

  8. So fun Heather!! These cookies look perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  9. Lacy says:

    Wow, Heather, these look amazing! What a creative combination. I’m definitely going to try these out!

  10. You are a Guinness…..I mean genius! I’d much rather eat Guinness than drink it any day. :)

  11. barb says:

    I bake with guinness. Just wanted to suggest or mention. I cook the beer down to get a richer flavor. .