Spiked Mint Milanos with How-to Video

Spiked Mint Milanos with how-to video | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Sweet, festive, boozy – does it get any better? I don’t think so!  I’ve been itching to share these boozy little gems with you guys for weeks now.  Homemade mint milanos filled with Baileys with a hint of mint chocolate, I can’t even take it!  I’m just going to put it all out there and say these are definitely my “it” cookie of the holiday season.

Okay, I could go on and on right now about how yummy these cookies are – I mean there’s baileys in the dough!  We could talk about how you need to make them, and how that pop from the peppermint ganache will brighten your day.  Discuss how they make wonderful gifts – well, that is if they ever leave the house!  Instead, I’m going to zip it and let you watch the video! Enjoy and I’ll see you tomorrow with a new dessert :)

Video courtesy of How2Heroes.

Spiked Mint Milanos with how-to video | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Spiked Mint Milanos

Yield: 40 spiked mint milanos


    Cookie dough
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1&1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Baileys with a hint of mint chocolate
  • Peppermint Chocolate Ganache
  • 6 ounces chocolate - I use semisweet
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg and egg yolk.
  3. Mix in vanilla extract.
  4. Alternate adding in dries with Baileys till combined.
  5. Wrap cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours to over night.
  6. Roll out dough & cut out cookies using holiday cookie cutters
  7. Chill cookies at least 30 minutes before baking to keep their shape.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes rotating once halfway through. Start checking them after 10 minutes. As soon as they get a little blonde on the edges, they’re done.
  9. Peppermint Ganache
  10. Bring heavy cream up to a scald.
  11. Pour over chopped chocolate and mix to combine.
  12. Stir in peppermint extract.
  13. Set ganache aside so it can set, stirring every so often.
  14. Once ganache has thickened, fill cookies and refrigerate.
  15. At this point you can leave the cookies as they are, or you can dip them in chocolate & sprinkles.


If you want to make the ganache ahead of time, just refrigerate it. Take it out about an hour before you'll need it to take the chill off. You can always microwave it for 10-15 second increments to get it to piping consistency.

You can just spoon the ganache on the cookies or use a small spatula, but I prefer using a piping bag. It makes life easier.


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22 Responses to “Spiked Mint Milanos with How-to Video”

  1. 1

    I love Milanos!!! I have to try this recipe!! I’m excited to try these!!

  2. 2

    These are absolutely adorable!! We love Milanos over here but with Baileys…Whoa!!

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    Eftychia says:

    Beautiful Christmas cookies!

  4. 4
    Mary says:

    GORGEOUS cookies and a GORGEOUS girl on this FANTASTIC video! I LOVE it! Great job, as usual!

  5. 5
    Terra says:

    I am so sorry I have not stopped by in awhile. I just looked at all the lovely posts I have missed, AND want a little of each treat:-) I love how perfect your chocolate is on the cut-out cookies. Also, you know you had me at boozy, especially since I love baking with booze too:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

    • 5.1
      bblondie says:

      Oh my goodness, there is never any need to apologize – we are all super busy this time of year! Thank you and I’m glad we’re on the same page with boozy desserts! Happy Holidays Terra :)

  6. 6
    JulieD says:

    What a great take on a classic and I love the video!!

  7. 7

    You’ve combined all of my favorite things into one gorgeous cookie! Plus, everything is better with a little bit of sprinkles :)

  8. 8

    Meghan, I love your videos! They always make me cheery! And also…I need some boozy cookies in my life! LOVE THESE!

  9. 9

    Soooooo, I don’t usually like mint too much, but I have to admit that I don’t mind it when in Milano form. So, yeah, I think I need these in my life.

  10. 10

    These are the “it” cookie, alright. I’m in love! Pinned.

  11. 11
    Lynda says:

    I made these for a party and everyone loved them. This cookie is now a part of my Christmas cookie list :-)

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