12 Days of Holiday Baking: Bourbon on The Rocks Cookies

On the final day of Crystal’s holiday Baking, For Love of The Mouse gave to me, the recipe for Bourbon on the Rocks Cookies.

That’s right. We are back with out 12th and final day of our 12 days of Holiday Baking. We are so thankful that you have hung out with us these past twelve days and if this is your first time here, welcome and be sure to check out the rest of the series.

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We have a terrific recipe to end this 12 Days of Holiday baking series. Bourbon on the Rocks cookies.

These are a copycat recipe of the delcious treats found at Polite Pig in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Delicious, complex flavors, these cookies include espresso powder, brown butter and chocolate rock candies. If you really want to send them over the top, add a little smoked bourbon sea salt to the top of each cookie… Out. Of. This. World.

We first tried these cookies in the fall and I came home determined to remake them. This recipe is as close to perfect as we can get without the actual recipe and we are beyond thrilled with how these turned out.

We can’t wait to share this recipe with you and hope you try them out for yourselves. You won’t regret it.

Let’s get started.

For the Brown Butter

In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, melt and brown the butter. Stir constantly until the butter starts to foam and turn a caramel color. This is not a quick process; it takes about ten to fifteen minutes and you can’t abandon your stove or it will burn and you will have to start over.

When the butter is ready, you will be able to smell a nutty aroma coming from the butter.

Remove butter from burner as soon as you can see the butter becoming a golden color. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for until butter is room temperature and no longer liquid. You want it to start to solidify but not become cold. It takes about an hour, sometimes two.

For the Cookies

Once butter has set up and you are ready to move forward in the cookie making process, grab yourself a bowl and sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside for use in a little bit.

In another small bowl, combine bourbon, espresso and vanilla until espresso is dissolved. Set that bowl aside as well. You don’t want to skip this step because we do not want gritty bits of espresso in our cookies.

Add butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and beat on high until creamy about three minutes. Once mixed, add eggs, one at a time then add the bourbon mixture.

Take your sifted flour mixture and add to mixer one cup at a time until just incorporated. Do not overmix or your cookies will be tough and flat.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Overnight is great too. Don’t skip the refrigeration portion or the cookies will bake flat and will not come out soft and chewy.

Line cookies with parchment paper or silpat mats and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough out and place on sheets. This ensures your cookies are uniform and bake together.

Bake for 10-13 minutes until edges just start to brown. They will continue to bake when removed from the oven as they rest.

As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, place the chocolate rocks on each cookie and press them slightly into the dough so they stick.

That’s it! These cookies are out of control good. Between the brown butter, the espresso, the bourbon, the flavors compliment each other and work together to create a complex, delicious cookie.

Bourbon on the Rocks Cookies

Inspired by the delicious Bourbon on the Rocks cookies found at Polite Pig in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, these will be the belle of any cookie platter. Delicious, complex flavors. These are my new favorite cookie.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp Bourbon
  • 1 tsp Espresso Powder
  • 2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Rock Candy

Instructions
 

For the Brown Butter

  • In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, melt and brown the butter. Stir constantly until the butter starts to foam and turn a caramel color. You will be able to smell a nutty aroma coming from the butter.
  • Remove butter from burner as soon as you can see the butter becoming a golden color. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for until butter is room temperature and no longer liquid.

For the Cookies

  • Once butter has set up, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine bourbon, espresso and vanilla until espresso is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Add butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and beat on high until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Add bourbon mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in flour mixture a cup at a time until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Overnight is great too.
  • Line cookies with parchment paper or silpat mats, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough out and place on sheets.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until edges just start to brown.
  • As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, place the chocolate rocks on each cookie and press them into the dough.
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Thank you so much for being here today and we hope you try this recipe out. Be sure to head over to our YouTube channel to check out the video of this recipe. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Baking.

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