Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite things to do is bake, so when we found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies with bourbon, I jumped on it right away.  I made these on the same night as the Mint Juleps for our friend who moved away.

Here’s the recipe as found on

Derby Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp. Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the bourbon. Stir in the flour mixture just until blended. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for a minute, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To put it lightly, this is a solid recipe.  We loved the addition of the bourbon (I used Eagle Rare), and, to my surprise, it was easily detectable.  My experience with liquor in baked goods has been that its flavor becomes overwhelmed, but that was not the case with this recipe, which is simple and delicious.

August 29, 2011 | Comments | Permalink |

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