Here in Tennessee, we would put whiskey in our scrambled eggs if it was socially acceptable. Luckily, whiskey in your cookies is both acceptable and tasty! Get a glass of milk (or whiskey) to have with cookies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.

  • Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended; beat in the second egg. Add whiskey and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

  • Mix flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until just incorporated; fold in chocolate chips. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet, 1 to 2 inches apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 9 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to add more flour if dough is a bit runny (the whiskey will do that sometimes!)

Wetting your hands with cold water will help form the balls of dough and make for nicely-shaped cookies.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 8.3g 13% DV; cholesterol 23.9mg 8% DV; sodium 142.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2014
Before I even asked him for his opinion, Hubs voluntarily remarked, "These are the best chocolate chip cookies I ever ate." What?! I wasn't EVEN prepared for that! Do you know how many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies I've made over the years? Not to mention my standby favorite? Subsequent "m'mmms" and "yummy" reinforced that review. Now in all fairness, when I first told him I was considering making chocolate chip cookies with whiskey in them, he was all over that! Oh yeah, whiskey in cookies! When I tasted them I thought ok, you're going to be disappointed because you can't even taste any whiskey in them (Hubs insists you do, "a little bit"). He and I tend to differ in what we consider a good chocolate chip cookie (I like mine sort of dry and crunchy) so we'll use his 5-star review: He says he doesn't know why, it's difficult to describe - his brain and his taste buds just tell him these are the best. The whiskey, he said four cookies later, somehow balances out the sweetness and makes them interesting. I'm happy to be the first to review these Nashville Nosher, and Hubs thanks you for the best chocolate chip cookie he ever ate. Read More
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23 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2014
Before I even asked him for his opinion, Hubs voluntarily remarked, "These are the best chocolate chip cookies I ever ate." What?! I wasn't EVEN prepared for that! Do you know how many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies I've made over the years? Not to mention my standby favorite? Subsequent "m'mmms" and "yummy" reinforced that review. Now in all fairness, when I first told him I was considering making chocolate chip cookies with whiskey in them, he was all over that! Oh yeah, whiskey in cookies! When I tasted them I thought ok, you're going to be disappointed because you can't even taste any whiskey in them (Hubs insists you do, "a little bit"). He and I tend to differ in what we consider a good chocolate chip cookie (I like mine sort of dry and crunchy) so we'll use his 5-star review: He says he doesn't know why, it's difficult to describe - his brain and his taste buds just tell him these are the best. The whiskey, he said four cookies later, somehow balances out the sweetness and makes them interesting. I'm happy to be the first to review these Nashville Nosher, and Hubs thanks you for the best chocolate chip cookie he ever ate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2016
I recommend: 1) if using salted butter don't add the tsp of salt to the batter; 2) only use 1/2 cup granulated sugar; 3) use 3 Tbsp whiskey; and 4) sprinkle salt on the cookie balls before baking. I made the recipe (with the changes above )this weekend and was really impressed! When mixed the batter is extremely wet for cookie dough. I did NOT add any additional flour and just dropped globs of the dough onto the cookie sheet. I was thinking that these would bake and run all over the tray but they ended up forming nicely and actually had a lot more 'body' than any other chocolate chip cookie recipe I've made so far! The whiskey adds so much depth and flavor to the recipe and the salt just finishes it off nicely. This is by far a favorite of mine and the extra whiskey is worth it!! Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
We made these cookies with jack Daniels honey whiskey as it was the only one I had on hand. The only other differences is I increased the whiskey by 3 TBS. they were amazing! This is now my go to for. Chocolate chip cookies! The honey whiskey did make them a tad bit sweeter but still very yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2014
DELICIOUS...I used 3 cups flour..my dough was rather thin..and my cookies are WONDERFUL!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
Didn't have to change a thing! Delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
Delicious!!! Based on a couples reviews I added just a little extra flour. And I added chopped pecans & 2 tbs whiskey. These turned out great. Crisp on the outside soft & moist inside. Everyone loved them. The whiskey flavor isn't super strong but adds a richness to the cookie. I'll definitely be baking these again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2015
Best cookie recipe ever! Needed to add an extra 1/2 cup flour but otherwise they were perfect. I will probably omit the whiskey and make this my go-to cookie recipe for kids lunches. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2019
I have tried numerous chocolate chip cookie recipes and this recipe is the best by far. I took other reviewers suggestions and added more whiskey - 1 1/2 tablespoon for 1/2 batch or 3 tablespoons for a full batch. This was the only change to the recipe I made. The whiskey seems to intensify the flavors in the cookie. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2015
This was a nice spin on regular chocolate chip cookies. I turned them into Kentucky cookies instead of Tennessee since I used the Jim Beam that I had on hand. Based on the site reviews I used a very generous tablespoon of whiskey and may be even more liberal next time. I thought there was too much salt in these however so I will cut back to 1/2 tsp next time. I left the flour as is and they were perfect. Read More