Chocolate chip cookies that have oatmeal stout in them? Yes please! These adult chocolate chip cookies will have you feeling like a kid enjoying the nostalgic flavors of an oatmeal cookie, but with a twist, the twist being that there is a double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout used in them!
I’m going to dub this week St. Patrick’s Day recipe week, because there are a number of super delicious and scrumptious recipes I have planned and cannot wait to share with you. And on top of being absolutely delicious, these cookies were made for my first in print feature in a local Milwaukee publication called the Alcoholmanac as part of their March issue, in case you don’t live in Milwaukee, here’s a picture:
And when we’re talking about St. Patrick’s Day, of course the topic of stout comes up. Dark and rich in flavor, they’re perfect for bringing out sweet notes of chocolate and coffee. The stout I used for these cookies was a breakfast stout, the double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout from Founders Brewing. “The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.” The description sounds like a cookie in and of itself, doesn’t it?
Making the cookies isn’t difficult, it’s pretty much a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, but the most time consuming part is reducing the stout. You want it to almost be a syrupy consistency, slightly thick, Even though it does take a little time, the end result is totally worth. You then include the syrup in the batter, and bake the cookies. Out of the oven come deliciously chewy chocolate chip oatmeal stout cookies.
Yesterday I previewed that I would be sharing this recipe on instagram and facebook (I’d love to stay connected via social media) so without further a due here is the recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Stout Cookies: