These Dark Chocolate Chunk Rumchata Cookies are seriously amazing. People will beg you for the recipe!

I should make it clear right up front that this recipe is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Rumchata. I just really like the stuff and it’s not the first time I’ve used it in a recipe. What can I say, I love adding booze to dessert. I’ve previously used Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kalua, Chambord… it just adds such a tasty, fun element to my recipes. And it’s always a crowd pleaser. Walk into a room and say “Who wants boozy cookies?” The response is typically positive.

These Dark Chocolate Chunk Rumchata Cookies are seriously amazing. People will beg you for the recipe!

You are going to love these. The base is your standard chocolate chip cookie dough. The chocolate is bittersweet and chopped into nice large chunks that melt in your mouth like a chocolate chip never will. The Rumchata adds a boozy, cinnamon-like flavor that takes it to the next level.

These Dark Chocolate Chunk Rumchata Cookies are seriously amazing. People will beg you for the recipe!

You’ll never be able to eat just one. Trust me. Make these cookies!

These Dark Chocolate Chunk Rumchata Cookies are seriously amazing. People will beg you for the recipe!

Dark Chocolate Chunk Rumchata Cookies
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Serves: 30-50 cookies, depending on the size of the scoop
  • 16 ounces all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⅓ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12 ounces granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Rumchata Liquor
  • 6 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarsely
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.
  3. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs on low speed, one at a time, followed by the Rumchata. Then slowly add the flour mixture. Add the bittersweet chocolate last, mixing until just combined.
  4. Use a small or medium scoop to portion out the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Chill for 15 minutes, then bake for 13-15 minutes.
If you can't find Rumchata (or don't want to buy it), Bailey's Irish Cream is a great substitution. Kalua would probably work as well, though I haven't tested it.

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  1. Ahhh I love Rumchata, too! And definitely yes to boozy cookies!

  2. Paula – bell’alimento says:

    Boozy cookies …. Love! Pinned and a must try!

  3. Boozy cookies!! Yay! These look amazing!

  4. Yes please to boozy cookies with plenty of chocolate!

  5. I’ve never tried Rumchata, but it’s a great idea to put alcohol in some cookies! Saturday night cookies!

  6. When someone gives me chocolates filled with liquor, I get very sad. Because that’s gross. These cookies, on the other hand, sound divine. I adore a hint of cinnamon in chocolate chunk cookies – it creates such a wonderful and warming balance! This is the way liquor should be used!

  7. I am so with you on adding booze to my food. The other day I soaked dried cherries in port just to put them in scones…just ’cause. :-) I have never tried to put alcohol in cookies yet but now I will! Beautiful photos as usual.

  8. Just saying/thinking ‘Rumchata,’ puts me in a better mood. These cookies look fantastic!

  9. I love a boozy cookie! It adds that great taste that when you bite into it, you know you love it, but you can’t put your finger on what it is! Gorgeous!

  10. Yum Jen! Your cookies look just amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  11. These cookies are like my spirit animal. LOVE.

  12. Never heard of rumchata before but dark chocolate and alcohol in cookies sound very appealing. Will have to make.

  13. Hahahaa…”who wants boozy cookies?”

    I think I’ve heard that question in my dreams from time to time. Legitimately just added Rumchata to my grocery list so I can make these next weekend!

  14. There’s no “just one” for me when it comes to cookies. I made cookies last night and indulged in, dare I say, four! These look amazing. I just recently tried Rumchata and fell in love with it. Mix it with root beer and you have yourself a tasty cocktail. Pinned.

  15. I have never heard of Rumchata, I will have to keep an eye out for it at the liquor store!

  16. Never heard of Rumchata until now and I know I will need to buy it the next time I am in the market for a sweet boozy treat!

  17. Who could possibly refuse a boozy cookie?! These sound and look awesome!

  18. Oh yum, all that’s missing is the booze to go with them!

  19. wow! The flavor of the rumchata in the cookies! Would have never thought to do it and i love it and I am wishing I would have thought to do it! Love it

  20. What a fun twist on the classic chocolate chip cookies! I bet the rumchata tastes amazing in there – cinnamon and chocolate go so well together!

  21. I believe you when you say you couldn’t stop at one! They look *amazing*.

  22. I have never had boozy cookies, I’m kicking myself. These sound fabulous.

  23. We can’t buy Rumchata here in the UK…could you substitute another Cream Liquour?

  24. boozy chocolate chip cookies! that’s amazing! I love your description of the chocolate chips too, I wish I had one right now!

  25. Mary Moore says:

    These look great. Never would have thought of making chocolate chip cookies with liquor.
    Can’t wait to try this one.

  26. Candice Montgomery says:

    I was just talking to my cousin about boozy cupcakes, I’m going to have to send him this recipe, these look real good.

  27. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’ve never tried rumchata. Sounds like it would be great for a party.

  28. Kathy H. says:

    These look insane!! Can’t wait to try these!

  29. April Crisafulli says:

    I like how these cookies look a bit puffey! Yummy!

  30. Wow… these look delish!

  31. I am always ready for a boozy cookie :) these look fantastic!

  32. This recipe is now on my got to do list! Thank you!

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