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Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

27 mins
3 dozen
Beer. Cookies. Beer in cookies. Soft and chewy cookies made with your favorite brown ale.
Brown Sugar Beer Cookies
Beer. Cookies. Beer in cookies. Soft and chewy cookies made with your favorite brown ale.
Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

So.. beer cookies!

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited to share a recipe in my life!

These beer cookies are to die for and I have to say huge thanks to the Beeroness for showing me the way to begin baking and cooking with more beer.

That woman is amazing!

Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

I mean… who doesn’t love beer? Ok. Nevermind, I know a few people that don’t like beer and then there are those that don’t drink, so I forgive you.

But these cookies are amazing. They so so light and soft and chewy that I about ate a whole batch before I was even able to take a photo of them.

I love soft cookies and these ones are about the softest I’ve ever made.

Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

Even after a couple days in in an air-tight container they still tasted like they just came out of the oven.

And that’s really hard to do because most of the cookies I’ve ever made turn hard and crunchy after just a few hours.

Not good. I don’t like crunchy cookies.

So, make yourself a batch of these amazing cookies. It is the weekend after all!

Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

Brown Sugar Beer Cookies

4.33 from 96 votes
Beer. Cookies. Beer in cookies. Soft and chewy cookies made with your favorite brown ale.
Yield 3 dozen
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Prepare baking sheets by spraying with non-stick cooking spray or covering with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix until just combined. Add beer and mix again until just combined.
  • Add both flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cornstarch and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop out cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 325° F for 12-14 minutes. Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheet after baking and allow to cool to room temperature.


Adapted from The Beeroness
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This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Sooo clever! I wonder if the texture has to do with the yeast at all…? Anyway, I have a family of beer lovers who will flip for these!

  2. Do they have any hints of beer flavor in the finished cookie? I am trying to develop the Car Bomb Ice Cream Sandwich…Stout flavored cookies with Bailey’s ice cream. Beer flavor would be desirable in this case!

  3. My brother’s girlfriend found this recipe this passed Thursday and I could not be more grateful that she shared it with me! My whole family loved them. My main test if a cookie is good is if it is still yummy the next day and these definitely were. Thank you for these cookies!

    1. Hi Natalie! I’m sorry these didn’t turn out for you! Unfortunately, as I am not there in the kitchen with you, it is very hard for me to specifically answer this question. Oven temperature, cooking times, ingredient substitutions, and many other things can all play a role in the specific outcome of a dish.

  4. Would love to try these; they look deliciously soft! Don’t have a stand mixer, though…will a hand mixer suffice?

  5. Do the cookies have a significant taste of beer to them. I am curious as I had just been telling a couple friends I wondered about making a beer and peanut cookie as my husband used to LOVE a beer and peanut ice cream that a local small batch ice cream place used to make. It’s since gone under but he still talks about it 7 or more years later. He does not do IPA’s but we have a local craft brewery that a dear friend LOVES their beer.

    1. It really depends on what type of beer you are using… if you use the brown ale as stated in the recipe, the beer taste is there but not significant.

      1. I made them today finally but am not sure what I did wrong. They came out very flat. Still chewy and the flavor was delicious. And I hate beer so that’s saying something. However I don’t know why they were like pancakes. I was so bummed. I am going to play around with the recipe another day and maybe add 1/4 or 1/2 cup more of one of the floors or something.

  6. Hello! My neighbor has requested that I make these again for tonight’s neighborhood block party – that’s how fantastic they are! I got a crazy notion in my head just now to brown and cool the butter to room temp before starting in on the recipe. Have you tried this? What do yo think? Thanks!

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