Cookies made with beer!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the butter or margarine and the brown sugar. Cut in flour, baking soda and spice. Blend in beer slowly to form a soft dough.

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  • Drop by teaspoonfuls and top with a walnut piece.

  • Bake 12-15 minutes at a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly brown. Cool one minute on cookie sheet and remove to wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; 1 g protein; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 6.8 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
Fun to experiment with. I agree with the reviews that the all purpose flour makes the dough too thin. By happy accident I'd substituted 1/2 cup of wheat flour since I'd run out of all purpose -- what a difference. I used a microbrew and folded in dried cranberries for more flavor (per another suggestion posted). This is a savory cookie if the recipe is followed not sweet. However I've done a variation where I used the "sweeter" Guinness stout and folded in chocolate chips. I think using the basic recipe with 1 1/2 cups all purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour along with a beer and a folded confection or dried fruit could make this fun (pick a beer like Cherry wheat and fold in dried cherries maybe etc). Also for beer drinkers this cookie is not too sweet (depending on what you add) and is a change from chips pretzels etc. Doesn't look like the basic all purpose flour walnuts (and I'm guessing people pickd the macrobrew pilsner lagers as the beer) is all that great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2003
This cookie did not taste good. It is not a drop cookie it is pancake batter. It is a waste of beer. My dog didn't like them either. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
Fun to experiment with. I agree with the reviews that the all purpose flour makes the dough too thin. By happy accident I'd substituted 1/2 cup of wheat flour since I'd run out of all purpose -- what a difference. I used a microbrew and folded in dried cranberries for more flavor (per another suggestion posted). This is a savory cookie if the recipe is followed not sweet. However I've done a variation where I used the "sweeter" Guinness stout and folded in chocolate chips. I think using the basic recipe with 1 1/2 cups all purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour along with a beer and a folded confection or dried fruit could make this fun (pick a beer like Cherry wheat and fold in dried cherries maybe etc). Also for beer drinkers this cookie is not too sweet (depending on what you add) and is a change from chips pretzels etc. Doesn't look like the basic all purpose flour walnuts (and I'm guessing people pickd the macrobrew pilsner lagers as the beer) is all that great. Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2003
This cookie did not taste good. It is not a drop cookie it is pancake batter. It is a waste of beer. My dog didn't like them either. Read More
(32)
Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2003
I thought these cookies would be great for a company of men that love beer. I brought them in after tasting them as a joke and I don't think anyone got the joke. Now of course they all think that I can't cook. I will show them of course but just for the record these are terriable!!! Very bland strange texture...etc. Of course my drunk roommate thought they were great so maybe that is the trick I just don't know. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
Fun to experiment with. I agree with the reviews that the all purpose flour makes the dough too thin. By happy accident I'd substituted 1/2 cup of wheat flour since I'd run out of all purpose -- what a difference. I used a microbrew and folded in dried cranberries for more flavor (per another suggestion posted). This is a savory cookie if the recipe is followed not sweet. However I've done a variation where I used the "sweeter" Guinness stout and folded in chocolate chips. I think using the basic recipe with 1 1/2 cups all purpose and 1/2 cup wheat flour along with a beer and a folded confection or dried fruit could make this fun (pick a beer like Cherry wheat and fold in dried cherries maybe etc). Also for beer drinkers this cookie is not too sweet (depending on what you add) and is a change from chips pretzels etc. Doesn't look like the basic all purpose flour walnuts (and I'm guessing people pickd the macrobrew pilsner lagers as the beer) is all that great. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
I made these with my brother's girlfriend and we did alter the recipe using 1/2 all-purpose and 1/2 whole wheat flour; we also used a little less beer and added craisins to the mix and pecans to the top of each cookie. They were awesome although more the consistency of muffins. My brother's girlfriend remembered the alterations and made beer muffins later and reported that they turned out better than the cookies. A suggestion for the beer to use: we used a Sam Adam's seasonal cranberry lambic ale. I'd also suggest a cherry wheat or other types of wheat beers to give these cookie-muffins a more hearty flavor. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
05/13/2003
I really didn't care for them....did not offer them to the family....maybe I did something wrong???? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2006
Well I made a slight change in this recipe: I used root beer in place of beer and only used one cup. And it turned out pretty good. The dough was more like a batter but the cookies still turned out ok. They were just soft cookies as opposed to the hard ones that people might have expected. My family liked them anyway. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2005
Cookies were soft and chewy but thought they were missing something. Maybe the addition of raisins or diced apples would perk up the flavor. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2006
The amount of flour in this recipe needs to be adjusted to 3 1/2 cups at the very least (I would recommend 4 cups flour). The recipe as is does not yeild a usable dough at all... more like a thin watery batter. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2009
Based on the reviews for these I didn't have very high hopes for these but I was curious. I used 1 cup of Newcastle and I added some raisins and a bit of oats to bulk them up a little. I also added an extra 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a little vanilla but I guess it wasn't enough to make a difference. These were really easy to make and I like that they didn't have eggs white sugar or an outrageous amount of butter. They are sooooo good hot out of the oven!! I love the texture its very soft and kind of spongy! I can tell the flavor will be a little bland when they cool though. Next time I will add some chocolate chips (I think white choc would be great in these) or more raisins and maybe some chopped walnuts or macadamias. Yum! Read More
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