Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies -- soft, chewy, and made extra delicious with a hint of bourbon | gimmesomeoven.com

Bourbon.  And chocolate.

Um, need I say more?

Well just in case anyone needs a little extra convincing, let me just tell you that even this girl (who barely eats sugar anymore) went back for seconds on these guys.  And thirds.  And mayyybeee also snuck in a few bites of dough too…

Because bourbon.  And chocolate.

‘Nuf said.

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Actually, I must admit that I’ve gone back for seconds and thirds on these cookies each time I’ve made this recipe…which I think is now up to a grand total of five times just within this summer.  So many bourbon chocolate chip cookies happening at my place!

I mean, what can I say?

I had to be sure that this recipe was absolutely perfect before sharing it with you.  ;)
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As always, my friends were more than happy to serve as willing taste testers, especially once the magic “b” word was mentioned.  I brought a batch to a neighbor night, some to the 4th of July, some to a party with friends, and each time the response was the same — people seemed shocked that they could “actually taste the bourbon” in them!

To be sure, the whiskey flavor is very subtle and blends perfectly with the buttery cookies and sweet chocolate.  But it’s absolutely there.  And absolutely amazing.

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies -- soft, chewy, and made extra delicious with a hint of bourbon | gimmesomeoven.com

The base cookie recipe is just a slight variation from my favorite Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I decided to revert back to using butter for this one for a little extra stability, since the extra liquid from the bourbon paired with coconut oil is bound to flatten more quickly.  But if you don’t mind a flatter cookie, you’re totally welcome to stick with the coconut oil.

And then I went with some big ol’ chocolate chunks, because they somehow seemed an appropriate pairing with bourbon.  (Although traditional chocolate chips would be quite lovely as well.)  And I couldn’t resist employing that ol’ food styling secret of poking a few extra chocolate chips/chunks on the outside of the dough balls once they have been rolled so that you can clearly see the chocolate in each bite.
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The result?  Beautiful cookies that are soft and chewy and vanilla-y and butter-y and all of the good y’s.

AND BOURBON-Y.

Which I’m now convinced belongs forever and always in a good batch of CCC’s.  But I’ll let you give it a try and see what you decide.  Cheers!  :)

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies -- soft, chewy, and made extra delicious with a hint of bourbon | gimmesomeoven.com

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is easy to make, soft and chewy, and flavored with the most delicious hint of bourbon.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips)

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream together the softened butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the egg, bourbon and vanilla extract, and beat on medium-low speed for another minute until combined.  Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, and beat on medium-low speed until combined. Fold in (stir in) the chocolate chunks/chips by hand until just combined.

Use a large cookie scoop (equivalent to 3 tablespoons) or a spoon to shape the dough into balls, and place them on a large plate. Cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough balls for at least 2 hours, for best results.  (You can bake them after less chilling time, but they will be more flat.)

When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chilled dough balls at least 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (Or a baking sheet that has been covered with a Silpat, or greased with cooking spray.)

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are just set and the cookies are slightly golden on top.  (The centers may look ever-so-slightly undercooked.) Cool cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve immediately or store in a sealed container for up to 1 week. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 3-4 months.

 

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Stephanie @ Plain Chicken — July 16, 2015 @ 7:43 am (#)

    Perfect combination!!! Must try these ASAP!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:20 am (#)

      Thanks Stephanie, we hope you like them!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 16, 2015 @ 8:10 am (#)

    Oh man, bourbon?! YES!! These sound awesome!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

      Thanks Katrina!

  3. Laura — July 16, 2015 @ 8:17 am (#)

    Go give yourself a high five! These are the best looking cookies I’ve seen on the net. And yes, bourbon is all the rage these days, but you’ve taken it to the extreme. I mean, this pics are making me watch to go out and buy several more pairs of stretchy pants, Spanx, who needs them? I’m totally making these right now. Gotta go. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:20 am (#)

      Thanks Laura, we appreciate that! And we like your attitude, stretchy pants and cookies, because life’s too short. :) We hope you enjoy these!

  4. Kelly — July 16, 2015 @ 9:26 am (#)

    Should you use top shelf bourbon or does it matter?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

      It doesn’t make a huge difference in these, so we’d say you can use a cheaper bourbon. We hope you enjoy! :)

  5. Ali's Mom — July 16, 2015 @ 9:45 am (#)

    Whoa…this isn’t your Dad’s chocolate chip cookie!

  6. Erin@WellPlated — July 16, 2015 @ 10:51 am (#)

    Ali, bourbon is my spirit…spirit. Did you bake these for me? (PS. My mom comments on my blog “Erin’s Mom” so your mom’s comment made my day :)

  7. Marsha @ Marsha's Baking Addiction — July 16, 2015 @ 11:27 am (#)

    These cookies look incredible!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:19 am (#)

      Thanks Marsha!

  8. Angela — July 16, 2015 @ 5:10 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness yes. Two of my favorite things, chocolate chip cookies and bourbon all rolled up in one! Thanks, I can’t wait to make these!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:28 am (#)

      Thanks Angela, we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did!

  9. Danae @ Recipe Runner — July 16, 2015 @ 5:20 pm (#)

    The “B” word really is magical, especially when you add it to cookies! These looks so good Ali!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:28 am (#)

      Thanks Danae, we hope you enjoy them! :)

  10. Medeja — July 17, 2015 @ 4:27 am (#)

    Adding bourbon is a great idea! :D

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 9:24 am (#)

      That’s our motto precisely! ;)

  11. Ana | Espresso My Kitchen — July 17, 2015 @ 11:24 am (#)

    These look incredible! I don’t think I’ve ever had choc. chip cookies with bourbon… I need to try this! Pinned! :) 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 4:04 pm (#)

      Thanks Ana, definitely give these a try! We hope you love ’em! :)

  12. Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — July 17, 2015 @ 12:46 pm (#)

    Say what say what??? Bourbon in choc chip cookies? You are a girl after my own heart!! I make bacon cinnamon rolls with a maple bourbon glaze, but I would have NEVER thought to put bourbon in cookies. You are a genius *bowing to you*

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17, 2015 @ 3:59 pm (#)

      Haha thanks Bobbi, we couldn’t help ourselves! And bacon cinnamon rolls with a maple bourbon glaze?! Now THAT sounds amazing! Four of our favorite things right there! Anyway, from a couple of bourbon lovers to another, we hope you enjoy the cookies. :D

  13. Joan Hayes — July 17, 2015 @ 1:30 pm (#)

    These look FANTASTIC, Ali! I love those chocolate chunks, and the fact that you put bourbon in these! Attagirl! ;)

    • Ali — July 27, 2015 @ 9:41 pm (#)

      Thank you Joan, I hope you love them! ;)

  14. Stephanie | Worth Whisking — July 17, 2015 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    Love this combination! I’ve had several ice creams that incorporate bourbon, but never a cookie! These look and sound fantastic!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 18, 2015 @ 1:37 pm (#)

      Thanks Stephanie! We sure love our bourbon, it’s such an awesome ingredient for baking (well, and drinking too, of course!) ;) We hope you enjoy these!

  15. Mary @ Cooking Reporter — July 18, 2015 @ 8:31 am (#)

    These cookies sound awesome! Must try these ASAP!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 18, 2015 @ 1:29 pm (#)

      Thanks Mary, we hope you love them!

  16. Doug Weller — July 19, 2015 @ 11:33 am (#)

    Wondering if I could use Jack Daniels instead of bourbon, and what the difference would be (my only bottle of bourbon is maple syrup infused, and I think that would change the flavor too much!
    Doug

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 21, 2015 @ 11:28 am (#)

      Hey Doug! You sure can, it wouldn’t be a huge difference in this recipe, especially since there isn’t much in it. We hope you enjoy the cookies!

  17. Marla Meridith — July 20, 2015 @ 8:46 am (#)

    Oh girl!!! These are spectacular!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 20, 2015 @ 4:38 pm (#)

      Thanks Marla, we’re so glad you like them!

  18. Jewel — August 5, 2015 @ 7:38 am (#)

    Should i put the dough balls in the oven or should i press them flat before putting them in the oven?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 7, 2015 @ 10:42 am (#)

      Hey Jewel, it’s totally up to you — if you press them flat beforehand, they’ll just be on the thinner, crispier side, and if you don’t, they’ll be a little puffier and chewier. Totally a preference thing – we love ’em either way! Enjoy! :)