Monday, November 5, 2012

Chewy Guinness Oatmeal Cookies

Sokehah Cheah | 12:28 PM | | | | | |


Have you ever tried making cookies with booze?  I did, as I had all the ingredients at hand and moreover I was dying to get rid of the Guinness in my fridge.   No regrets when I was greeted with 'tipsy', chewy and aromatic cookies!






Recipe for Guinness Oatmeal Cookies

    Ingredients
    • 1 can Guinness stout (320 ml)
    • 8 oz butter
    • 2 oz jaggery powder
    • 3 oz brown sugar
    • 3 oz caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 4.1/2 oz plain flour
    • 4.1/2 oz wholemeal flour
    • 3/4  tsp baking powder
    • 3/4  tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/8  tsp salt
    • 2 oz white choc chip
    • 2 oz choc chips
    • 4 oz rolled oats
    • 1  tsp vanilla
           Method
    1. Sift the plain flour with baking soda, bicarbonate of soda and salt.  Mix in the wholemeal flour thoroughly,  Set aside.
    2. On low heat, boil the Guinness and jaggery powder till it reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.  Takes about 30 mins.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    3. Cream the butter, brown and caster sugar till light and creamy, add in eggs one at a time, mix well.
    4. Fold in the sifted flours till just combined.  Add in the vanilla.
    5. Add in the rolled oats, mix well, scrapping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
    6. Mix in both the choc chips till just combined.  (Dough is a bit wet).
    7. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep refrigerated for 4 hours or preferably overnight.  ( I kept it refrigerated overnight).
    8. Spoon about 2 Tbsp dough and place 3 inches apart on a parchment lined baking tray.
    9. Bake in a preheated oven @ 165 deg C for 18 to 20 mins. or till edges are set.  (Keep raw cookied dough in the fridge  while waiting to be baked).
    10. Let cookies cool on  baking sheet for 5 mins. before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
    11. Yield :  26 chewy cookies.
Note :  1.   Dough can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 dyas, covered or freezed for up to 1 month.
            2.  Cookies are  baked @ a lower temperature to keep the dough from spreading too quickly.

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  1. I bet your children loves this because all children loves this typea of cookies. Using guinness in the ingredient is unique to me. I like crunchy crisy cookies

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    1. Yes, I was curious about using the stout in the cookies too. But they were good!

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  2. I was eating store bought oatmeal cookies when I saw this post of yours, lol! Looks more delicious than what I am eating that's for sure!

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    1. It's easy to make, Jeannie. You can give it a try!

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  3. Never heard of it b4 that's why come to look at your cookies & to study your recipe! They are quite a lot of beer have been used. Very interesting recipe!

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    1. Only 1 can of beer is used, Jessie. It does make a difference to the taste of the cookie.

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  4. I am sure the guiness gives it a lovely aroma! The texture looks great.

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    1. Yes, it did and enhanced the flavour of the cookies too!

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  5. Never tried cookies with beer. If I munch this whole jar, I think I will probably get 'tipsy'! :)

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    1. No, you won't get tipsy, Chris! Can't really taste the stout at all, only a very slight tinge!

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  6. Wonder what's the taste like. Would love to try it when I've guinness stout on hand.

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  7. The cookies looks wonderful! I can imagine the flavour in each bite! I don't like drinking stout but having it in cookies is entirely a whole new level! Lovely!

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    1. I don't drink any beer or liquor at all, but I don't mind using it in baking or cooking.

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  8. Hi, I am a regular follower of your blog. May. I know is jaggery powder similar to jaggery sugar? Thanks......daphne

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  9. Cheah, this is interesting. Boozy cookies! Good excuse for me to buy Guinness because I love to drink it. Hah! Hah!

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    1. Oh, really? Then it's a good excuse for you to try this but you can't really taste the stout in the cookies.

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  10. Beer cookies!!! Very interesting. I bet your hubby would keep this for his own or probably hiding it. haha... Kudos, Cheah.
    Hope you're having a lovely evening.
    Kristy

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    1. He's the one who bought the Guinness and left them in the fridge and I'm the one busy surfing the net for recipes!!

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  11. looks yummy! is it the guiness or the oatmeal that makes it chewy? I would liek to make some chewy cookies for a treat too (:

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    1. I'm not so sure, but if you want them to be chewy, don't overbake them. If they're thoroughly baked, then will become crunchy.

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  12. Wah! Sounds great. What a tasty way to use up the guiness :)

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  13. Hi Cheah,
    I have seen a guinness cake recipe in Nigella cookbook but never seen a guinness cookies recipe.
    Your cookies look good and lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.
    mui..^^

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  14. i love chewy cookies, and this is such a cool idea using guiness. bookmarked to try soon. another great booze recipe from you :)

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    1. Yes, do give it a try and see whether you can taste the booze!

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