Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cookies and... Beer?

Let's try some word association:
Peanut Butter?




All good things must come to an end, my friends, and it is with that that I bring to you our final

~•Recipe #5•~

Adapted from Carolyn Smagalski's recipe on BellaOnline 

Makes about 40 cookies

1/2 lb. butter
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2/3 c. brown sugar 
1 egg 
1 T. molasses
3 T. stout
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. ground cloves
2 c. oats
3/4 c. dried cranberries

  1. HEAT oven to 375°F and lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. SIFT together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Set aside. 
  3. CREAM butter until light and fluffy.  ADD sugars and beat until light and fluffy again.
  4. BLEND in egg, molasses, stout, and vanilla.  
  5. ALTERNATELY ADD flour mixture and oats, blending in between additions.
  6. FOLD in dried cranberries.
  7. DROP by rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes or until done (mine took 8 minutes)
The site notes some health benefits at the bottom which I will relay to make myself feel better help you track your daily vitamin intake:
Health Benefit: Rich in fiber, calcium, vitamin B-complex vitamins, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper

There.  Feel better?

These cookies were pretty good.  I tried adding chocolate chips to the last couple sheets of cookies and I wasn't too into it.  They're definitely good and chewy but I'll admit, if I hadn't seen stout in the ingredients list, I wouldn't have known there was stout in them at all.  If you're looking for a recipe that really showcases stout, this is not it.  However, if you're looking for some good, spicy cookies and want to brag to your friends that there's beer in them, these are your best bet.

Then again, you may want to ask yourself why you're bragging to your friends that you have beer in your cookies.  


*shakes head*


  1. Darn you and your delicious beer recipes when all I've got in the fridge is lager!

  2. they looks delicious! your cute nails totally fit your name ;) have a great weekend!

  3. These sound awesome and I think I know what my husby is getting for V-Day! Thanks :-)

    Stopping by from SITS -- very glad I did!

    Jenn from Blonde Ambition

  4. First of all, darling nails!! I had to show my daughter and her BFF just now! :D

    I had the Captain and Tennille album with "Muskrat Love"! Ah, memories...

    Great cookies!!

  5. Sound so yummy, but I am loving your adorable nails even more!!! XO<3:)Marybeth