Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies With a Splash of Whiskey

whiskey chocolate chip cookiesWhen I checked the calendar and realized Father's Day was bearing down on us, I knew exactly what I was going to bake up for my dad this year. Whiskey chocolate chip cookies are fast becoming my go-to dessert when I have to whip something up fast, especially when my miniature chef wants to be involved. 

I happened on them by accident, to be honest. I've always had a thing for chocolate chip cookies, but after dragging my kid to the Jack Daniel's distillery in the spring as part of a family road trip, I needed to find a way to actually let her have some ... you know, in a LEGAL way! And I've been playing with recipes ever since!

The alcohol cooks off, but you are left with a richness to the standard cookie that is hard to resist:

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Whiskey Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Yummly)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 tbs. Tennesee whiskey
  • 1 tbs. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. baking soda
  • 1 3/4 tsps. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 bag chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and brown and granulated sugars for 30 seconds (any longer, and you put too much air in there).
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and whiskey. Mix until blended.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to wet mixture, slowly blending.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix.
  5. Drop balls on ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

What is your favorite dessert with alcohol added?

 

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