Infused with some bourbon goodness, these 13 best bourbon cookie recipes are sure to bring excitement to any of your upcoming gatherings!
Cocktails aren’t your only choice when you have some bourbon on hand.
The subtly sweet and caramel notes of bourbon make it a great ingredient, not only for cocktails but even for delectable desserts like cookies.
Many people think that cookies can only be enjoyed by kids, but that’s not true!
These 13 bourbon cookie recipes will prove to you that even adults deserve and can enjoy some sweet and yummy treats.
These cookies can be enjoyed even by people who aren’t big fans of alcohol because the bourbon only adds a heightened flavor profile to these cookies instead of overpowering the other flavors.
If you want to enjoy the rich flavor of bourbon without all the possible hangover that a cocktail entails, then these cookies should be a great option.
Sometimes, incorporating bourbon into your cookies should be done gradually, so why not start with some Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies and Bourbon Lime Butter Cookies that are simple to make but give out an authentic bourbon taste?
However, if you really want some bourbon goodness that really blends beautifully into the cookie to please your taste buds, then #6 will satisfy you.
So whip out some flour, sugar, and your favorite bourbon, and let’s start baking!
Chocolate chip cookies are amazing, especially when done right.
However, when you add some bourbon to it, it will come out more luscious than you’d ever expect.
Don’t worry; the bourbon won’t make you drunk–it only adds a hint of caramel and even subtle vanilla notes.
In short, it helps boost the taste of these chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe is perfectly crispy on the outside and a little doughy on the inside!
With this recipe, the cake mix will take the lead.
Even if you’re not used to making cookies, you don’t have to worry because you don’t have to make everything from scratch.
Just whip out your bourbon, and you’re good to go because this is an extremely effortless and straightforward recipe.
Despite how easy it is to make these cookies, they taste heaven-sent!
The bourbon glaze is definitely a showstopper.
Bourbon already has some vanilla and caramel notes, so incorporating it into this kind of cookie is a no-brainer.
These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth, buttery goodness that you will crave for days.
These cookies are even tastier when paired with a glass of milk (or even a shot of espresso)!
Pro tip: When making this, make sure that the caramel isn’t too thick or thin.
It should be dripping off a spoon.
The key to the right caramel consistency is the right amount of heat: it shouldn’t be too cool or hot.
If you’re no beginner in making cookies, this recipe will have you smiling because it’s easy but so flavorful that it’s impossible to whip up just one batch.
The bourbon is a great accompaniment to chocolate, no doubt, but the added nutty and buttery flavor of pecans adds personality to this boozy cookie.
Pro tip: Ensure you’re getting just the right amount of flour into your mix if you want to avoid getting a dry cookie.
Many cookies, although they have a rich taste, can easily be overpowered by the dryness and powdery feel of the flour.
Tender and chewy with a blend of caramel and nutty notes–it’s hard to stop your mouth from watering if you’ve got it this good!
These cookies are bold, and if you plan to serve them at your party, they will surely stand out.
If you can whip up a great batch of this buttery and nutty goodness, you will feel like a bourbon cookie master.
Pro tip: Get ready to take some time making this because the process of browning the butter takes time and effort.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, bourbon and bacon are a great mix.
This recipe doesn’t only use bacon; it also uses bacon fat, which makes the whole baking process more interesting.
You also don’t have to worry about the alcohol taste overpowering the cookie because it basically takes a backseat in this recipe.
Pro tip: Make sure to use thick-cut bacon to really get the bacon flavor incorporated into the cookie.
It’s not hard to imagine that dark chocolate and bourbon go together because they both have strong and subtly bittersweet flavors.
These crack cookies look spectacular, but their rich flavor is what will make you fall in love with them.
At first glance, these cookies might taste like any other chocolate cookie, but the bourbon and dark chocolate blend beautifully to create a rich but not too sweet cookie that anyone can enjoy (okay, maybe not kids).
It’s always hard to resist the call of sweet-salty desserts!
These cookies, although coming with a sophisticated look, feel festive and look captivating.
They are soft and buttery, just as any cookie should be!
However, it’s the crunch from the pretzel that helps these cookies become exceptional compared to your common everyday cookies.
You expect cookies like this to be a little complicated when it comes to baking, but surprisingly, despite needing quite a bit of time (for chilling), this recipe is easy to follow.
Not all cookies are created equal, and although this cookie recipe renders cookies that are a little crumbly, that specific appearance of it adds to the cookie’s charm.
Bourbon and lime are not a common pair, but they work great together, especially when it comes to a buttery and rich cookie.
The caramel notes of bourbon are a great complementary flavor to the tartness of the lime.
However, these two flavors manage to blend instead of overpowering each other.
Pro tip: If you’re going to cut your cookies, put them in between plastic wraps when rolling to ensure that the cookie dough doesn’t get dried out.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are a classic!
It tends to get some getting used to, especially for those who don’t enjoy raisins on cookies.
However, if you try to infuse it with some bourbon, you will be surprised that even the raisin-denier might try it.
These Oatmeal Bourbon Raisin Cookies are not only rich and flavorful, but they have a beautiful texture that adds to the cookie’s appeal.
Pro tip: To really let the bourbon seep into the cookies, leave the raisins soaked in it at least overnight (the raisins will get so plump).
If you want a unique batch of cookies to create for the holidays but don’t want to go through a lot of effort and trouble to make them, these Bourbon Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies are the ideal cookies for you.
Although the bourbon helps boost the cookie’s overall flavor, don’t expect to taste much of it.
The bourbon only leaves its caramel notes to flawlessly complement the vanilla–so no, you will not get a boozy cookie.
Pro tip: Before you bake the cookies, place them in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes; otherwise, the cookies will spread.
If you’re looking for a festive cookie recipe incorporating bourbon, there’s nothing like this Bourbon Molasses Cookie recipe.
You will need a lot of spices and ingredients for these cookies, but they’re all worth it because they really help add to the festive flavor of the cookies.
Although the spices seem like a lot, they all blend wonderfully, so you need not worry about any of them standing out.
If you want an exquisite batch of cookies, make sure to chill the cookies for at least 4 hours before baking.
Prepare a unique and interesting batch of cookies that feel like seasonal treats (but we encourage you to make a batch even when it’s not October!).
These cookies quite stand out because aside from being gluten-free, the bourbon is not infused in the cookie dough itself.
Instead, the bourbon goes straight to the frosting.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the fact that there are many ingredients and steps to create a batch of these beautiful cookies.
The bottom line
The bourbon in these bourbon cookie recipes will definitely heighten the flavors of these cookies.
Whether you want to opt for the classic cookies or you want more complex cookies, you can find that the bourbon will help make the flavors richer.
Regardless of your thoughts on bourbon, you can’t help but fall in love with at least one of these bourbon cookies (since not all of them will have a noticeable bourbon taste).
So don’t wait for your next party or holiday; whip up that bottle of bourbon and make your next favorite cookie recipes.
- Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Bourbon Butter Cookies
- Salted Bourbon Caramel Shortbread Cookies
- Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cookies
- Bourbon Toffee Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Crack Cookies
- Bourbon Caramel Pretzel Cookies
- Bourbon Lime Butter Cookies
- Oatmeal Bourbon Raisin Cookies
- Bourbon Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies
- Bourbon Molasses Cookies
- Pumpkin Sugar Cookies With Bourbon Cinnamon Frosting
- Find your favorite recipe from our Bourbon Cookies list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start baking and make us proud!