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Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I do believe it’s officially cookie season.

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

And I’m ready to celebrate! So let’s kick it off with some Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies. Because who doesn’t love beer, chocolate, brownies, and cookies?  We all know that coffee and chocolate are the best of friends too! So, like magic, I tossed them all together and made you an all in one holiday treat.  Talk about My Favorite Things!

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

And I didn’t stop there.  I’ve teamed up with a bunch of blogger friends to bring you The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange.  New recipes are going to be posted all over the interwebs this week from today through Friday.

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

There are going to be so many delicious treats of all kinds this week, so be sure to follow along with us for The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange on all social media with the hashtag #sweetestseasoncookies so you don’t miss anything!

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies


  • 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coffee porter beer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and beer
  3. Combine chopped chocolate and butter in a bowl and melt in microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 - 45 seconds until melted and smooth - about 2 - 2 1/2 minutes total, let cool slightly
  4. Whisk the chocolate mixture into the egg/beer mixture
  5. Fold in flour mixture until combined
  6. Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour or overnight
  7. Preheat oven to 325 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  8. Put remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar into separate bowls
  9. Scoop dough out in roughly 2 tablespoon size balls
  10. Coat each ball with the granulated sugar then coat with powdered sugar then transfer to a baking sheet
  11. Bake 15 - 17 minutes, one sheet at a time rotating pan halfway through
  12. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 - 7 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
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Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen


  1. This recipe made 24 cookies
  2. I used a coffee porter from Birdsong Brewing Company
  3. More powdered sugar can be used to dust after baked if that’s what blows your dress up


Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

36 Responses to Coffee Porter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

  1. OK, real talk: I am *swooning* over these cookies! I cannot believe you made them with BEER! And I need to try, like, 20… right now. That’s totally possible, right? 😉

    Well done! Definitely gonna share some of these with Santa this year. Thanks for baking up such a delicious recipe for The Sweetest Season!

  2. These cookies look amazing, Rachelle…and you used porter in there! I love it! We are totally getting into porter mood up here. (It snowed yesterday, and that usually means the arrival of porter season.) Now I just need a batch of these cookies to go along with my pint! 🙂

  3. Coffee Porter and cookies on the same title, You are the WINNER of this year cookies exchange by far!!!!! OMGsh!! Rachelle! these cookies sound and look amazing!! Way to go girl!! Cheers!

  4. I’d never thought to put beer in cookies, but this combo sounds fantastic! I’m definitely going to pin this to try out later.

  5. I love eating cookies with beer, so I’m really diggin’ that now I can eat a cookie made with beer, with a beer. I’m making these tomorrow! Also, I thank you from the bottom of my chocolate heart for making these chocolate 🙂

  6. These are SO cool! And they look so perfectly moist too! There is just so much to love about these little beauties – coffee porter beer, chocolate, brownie/cookie! Seriously drooling over here! I bet Santa would love to have these left out for him 😉

  7. Am I the only One who can’t see how much baking soda the recipe calls for?? I’m lost its not listed but it’s added in the instructions to add it!

    • Hi Emily! It’s not you, it’s me. I accidentally left it out of the ingredient list. The recipe is updated to include 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Thanks for pointing it out! Cheers!

  8. Hi! I work for a brewery that makes a coffee stout, and I just made this “dough” with it for a cookie swap. It’s been chilling for 4 hours now is still more of a batter. Is there something I missed, should I add more flour to it? BTW- the batter is delicious 🙂

    • Hi Sharon! I’m glad the batter is delicious! It’s definitely more of a brownie type batter than cookie so you should be fine. Chilling it just firmed it up a bit to make it easier to scoop. I’d go with what you’ve got because it sounds perfect! P.S. I’d love to hear all about the brewery your husband works for!

      • Good Morning! I hard chilled the dough in the freezer for just a bit to set it a little more, I believe my issue may have been that I doubled the recipe 🙂 The cookies came out GREAT!! I work for the Eddyline Brewery in Buena Vista Colorado, and I used our 14er Java Stout to make the cookies, I also made an icing from butter, confectioners sugar and more Java Stout to really make the beer flavor POP! They are delicious, I can’t keep the boyfriend out of the cookie jar!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Beer Girl!!


        • Hi Sharon! I’m so glad it worked for you! Twice as much is always better! Thanks so much for your kind comments. If I ever make it out to Colorado, I’m definitely going to check out Eddyline Brewery. It looks like you may have be so awesome to include a picture of your cookies, but it isn’t showing up. 🙁 I would absolutely love to see your finished product and that java stout icing sounds like something I could just eat with a spoon! 🙂 Cheers!

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