Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies With a Splash of Whiskey
When 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:
Whiskey Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Yummly)
- 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
- Cream butter and brown and granulated sugars for 30 seconds (any longer, and you put too much air in there).
- Add eggs, vanilla, and whiskey. Mix until blended.
- Combine dry ingredients and add to wet mixture, slowly blending.
- Add chocolate chips and mix.
- 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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