These bourbon cookies are chocolate chip cookies with a whiskey twist! They are inspired by a classic bourbon breakfast cocktail and but baked up in cookie form. They are thick and cakey and perfect for dunking in a glass of milk.
I’ve been told that some people have cornflakes with bourbon for breakfast and that is one thing I haven’t tried myself. The closest I’ve gotten is the secret breakfast flavor ice cream at Humphrey Slocombe which incorporates the concept.
What I have tried is a bourbon breakfast cocktail and so I thought, why not combine the two into a chocolate chip cookie? So, I made bourbon cookies with cornflakes, chocolate chips, and, of course, bourbon. They’re a fun cookie with a boozy twist.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Softened butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Chocolate chips
For the bourbon, I used Red Stag Honey Tea Bourbon which worked really well for these cookies. Red Stag actually has a variety of flavors to choose from, but any kind of bourbon will work (like Jim Beam), so feel free to use your favorite kind.
For the cereal, plain cornflakes are fine but I used Honey Bunches of Oats because they are sweeter and crunchier.
How to Make the Cookies
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and both sugars until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until combined. Add in some of the cereal and pour the bourbon over it before mixing them into the batter. This will allow the cornflakes to absorb some of the bourbon.
To make the dough balls, scoop about one tablespoon of dough and place them 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for eight to ten minutes at 375°F. Cool them on a wire baking rack.
These cookies came out just as I hoped. Fat, cakey cookies with a tinge of bourbon and crunchy bites of cereal. It was just the right amount of whiskey for me although if you really like it you can always add more to the batter.
Technically you can have these bourbon cookies for breakfast, but I think they make a better snack or dessert. Maybe with a cocktail? Here’s my bourbon breakfast cocktail recipe if you want to try it:
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 ounce of bourbon
- ½ tablespoon Kahlua coffee liquor
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
Mix everything together in a cocktail shaker and then strain the drink into a glass. Dunk a bourbon cookie in it for an extra treat!
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Bourbon Breakfast Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of honey bunches of oats or cornflakes
- 4 1/2 tbsp honey tea Red Stag bourbon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
- In a separate bowl cream the butter, sugar and the brown sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix on medium speed until batter is smooth.
- Add in the flour mixture on low speed until combined. Add in 1 cup of the cereal (leaving 1 cup still) to the batter. Before mixing, pour bourbon directly on top of the cereal so that the flakes soak up some of the bourbon. Mix on low speed until all of the bourbon is incorporated into the batter. Add in chocolate chips and remaining cereal and stir with wooden spoon until it is mixed into the dough.
- Scoop large tablespoons of dough and drop onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Shape dough into round circles and press down gently on the dough so that the cookies spread more when baking.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies from try and let them cool on wire racks.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.