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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  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

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

  • Paula – bell’alimento

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

  • Tieghan

    Boozy cookies!! Yay! These look amazing!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Yes please to boozy cookies with plenty of chocolate!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane

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

  • movita beaucoup

    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!

  • Julia @Vikalinka

    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.

  • Valerie

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

  • Caroline

    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!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

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

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    These cookies are like my spirit animal. LOVE.

  • cheri

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

  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    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!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    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.

  • Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

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

  • sandra

    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!

  • Meg

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

  • Lea @GourmetMommy

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

  • Kitchen Belleicious

    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

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    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!

  • The Hungry Mum

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

  • Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)

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

  • April Hunter

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

    • Jennifer Farley

      Absolutely! Any cream liqueur will work perfectly.

  • Jenny @ BAKE

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

  • Mary Moore

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

  • Candice Montgomery

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

  • Mary Happymommy

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

  • Kathy H.

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

  • April Crisafulli

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

  • Nicole Untz

    Wow… these look delish!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

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

  • Ginny

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

  • yingy

    i’ve been wanting to make these for months but i can’t seem to find a standard conversion rate for ounces to cups. argh!

    • Savory Simple

      That’s because there really isn’t a standard conversion. People have different methods for measuring that can drastically change the results of baked goods (for example: spooning the flour into a measuring cup versus scooping it). I highly recommend buying a kitchen scale.

  • Michelle Mzcateyez

    I’m looking to cut corners on this recipe, can I just add rum chata to toll house cookie dough and get the same results?

    • Savory Simple

      Just eat the cookie dough and wash it down with the booze. That’s what we did in college!

  • Rebekah

    These cookies turn out terrible. Very flat and taste like straight butter. it’s hard to even taste anything else in this cookie except the butter. I even tried tried letting the dough chill for 20 mins before baking. Too much butter to dry ingredient ratio and the cooking time is way off as well. Flop.

    • Savory Simple

      I’m very sorry you didn’t like them! They’ve always been a big hit with my friends and family.

  • Andrea Abrams

    I just made these the other day! I wanted to add even more booze! They are heavenly! I was going to give them away as presents but they keep ‘disappearing’ – I guess I’ll have to make some more (if Mom doesn’t drink all the Rumchata).