BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice Shortbread

Buttery shortbread cookies made with BAILEYS pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Don’t forget to add the pumpkin spice glaze on top!

BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookie Bars: buttery shortbread made using pumpkin spice creamer!

This summer I had the awesome opportunity to try out a few of the new BAILEYS coffee creamers, before they were even released to the grocery stores.

I know. Perfect gig for me, right? You guys want to know where my pumpkin obsession came from so early in the season this year? Well, I’ve been drinking coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer since June! No joke.

This past June I had the luxury of indulging in some of Lori’s (Recipe Girl) treats that she made using BAILEYS creamer. And when I say indulge, I mean over indulge.

So when BAILEYS asked me to create some recipes using their newest creamer flavors, I was thrilled!

For today’s recipe, I used their Pumpkin Spice creamer to create a delicious shortbread cookie. You all know how much I love shortbread cookies!

BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookie Bars: buttery shortbread made using pumpkin spice creamer!

The creamer adds a delicious depth of flavor, not only to the cookie, but also to the glaze on top! Add just a drizzle of glaze, or spread it on thick like I do!

Feel free to stop over at BAILEYS website to check out more recipes!

Want to see how this recipe is made? Watch this how-to video:

Stay tuned to see the other delicious recipes I created using BAILEYS creamers. Hint: keep an eye out for Red Velvet Cupcake creamer and White Chocolate Peppermint creamer!

BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice Shortbread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Shortbread Cookies made with BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer!


    For the Cookies:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp BAILEY’S Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp BAILEY’S Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
  • 2 tsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon/sugar blend, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar for 3 minutes, until fully combined. Add flour, salt, pumpkin puree, creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Beat until mixture comes fully together.
  3. Drop dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Working with floured fingers, press dough into a large rectangle (about 14x12inch). Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are slightly firm to touch and just starting to brown. Remove from oven and immediately cut into triangles. Separate slightly and allow to cool completely before adding glaze.
  4. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, creamer and pumpkin puree. Pour smooth glaze into a Ziploc bag. Cut of the corner and drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. You could cover the tops of the cookies completely with glaze, or just do a small amount of drizzle on each cookie. Sprinkle cookies immediately with cinnamon sugar blend.
  5. Store cookies in air tight container at room temperature.

**This post is part of an ongoing brand ambassadorship with BAILEYS creamers. I was compensated to create my own recipes and video, however all opinions about the product are 100% my own.



34 Responses to “BAILEYS Pumpkin Spice Shortbread”

  1. posted Oct 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I love the idea of combing pumpkin spice and shortbread. Delicious!

  2. posted Oct 2, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, I want this sooooo bad, Aimee!!

  3. posted Oct 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I love Baileys. And that coffee creamer. And the video. Fabulous job on this one, Aimee!

    That creamer is not available in San Diego (yet). I’ve been stalking it and sadly, nothing yet. Soon I hope!

  4. posted Oct 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Your video was awesome Aimee!!

  5. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Great job on the video Aimee! Now you be sure to send me shortbread ok?

  6. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 8:00 am

    You did an awesome job coming up with a fun and delicious recipe AND doing a video. Kudos on the amazing gig!!!!

    • posted Oct 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Jocelyn! You’re my number one cheerleader!

  7. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Great use of the pumpkin spice creamer! Your video is awesome!

    • posted Oct 6, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Ok, now you’re being too kind. I think you mean your video is ‘awkward’ not awesome, LOL!!

  8. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Ok, yum! Talk about a brilliant idea! This looks delicious!

  9. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

    White Chocolate Peppermint … *swoon* But gosh these sound amazing, too! I am compelled to buy everything with the label pumpkin spice (like cider and coffee and salsa – its is a problem!) Shortbread is always a favorite and putting creamer in glaze is genius!

    • posted Oct 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Thank you, thank you! The white chocolate peppermint is probably my favorite :) Wait till you see what I made….

  10. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I love Bailey’s and need to find an excuse to drink it more often. Oh wait – I just did by looking at this recipe. Yay! :)

  11. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    That boozy glaze is absolutely heavenly!

  12. dawn
    posted Oct 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    these look delish!! could you use Bailey’s original creamer in them though.. that is all i have on hand.

    • posted Oct 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

      You can, but you will lose some of that pumpkin spice flavor!

  13. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I love pumpkin spice creamer! I have not yet tried the Bailey’s pumpkin spice. I didn’t even know they made pumpkin spice creamer until this past weekend! I bet these little shortbread cookies are amazing! I’d probably have a hard time eating just one or two. Pinned!

  14. posted Oct 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Oh Aimee! It was good seeing you and hearing your sweet voice! I loved your video and oh yummy wow on these cookies!!! Pinned for sure!

  15. Laura
    posted Oct 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I am making these on Sunday for the teachers at work. They look so delicious!

  16. posted Oct 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Aaah I’m so jealous! It must’ve been a blast to try out new never-before-seen flavors! Love this shortbread though, Aimee. The perfect way to have pumpkin IN my coffee and IN my sweet treats. 😀 YUM.

  17. posted Oct 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I love shortbread and baileys so this looks like an awesome creation! I just made shortbread cookies the other day…next time, need to add your fabulous glaze. :)

  18. posted Oct 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

    I love shortbread! I am not quite sure about the pumpkin spice (I know, I must be one of the few people in the world who don’t go nuts over pumpkin spice), but the rest sounds wonderful!

  19. posted Oct 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Oh wow!! What a perfect recipe :) I bet it tastes just amazing!

  20. posted Oct 13, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Fabulous video, girl! So fun to see you in action. And the shortbread looks so yummy!

  21. posted Oct 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Oh my! Yummy :)
    You should made an adult and a kid version 😉 I have some Bailey’s in the fridge, come over and she’s bake :)

  22. posted Oct 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love the idea of using creamer to add flavor. And your shortbread looks amazingly flaky! Pinning these for sure!

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