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Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies

Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies

Sometime you just need cookies.  And beer.

Russian Imperial Stout Gingersnap Cookies

First, I just want to say thanks to all of you who have left such kind word about our sad family troubles.  I appreciate each and every one of you.

Russian Imperial Stout Gingersnap Cookies

We’re totally checking out this weekend and headed to Charleston for Brewvival.  It’s time for a beer festival and we need a break.  (This is not a sponsored post – we totally paid full price for our tickets.) Things are stabilized enough at the moment for us to get away, so we’re looking forward to all the southern charm Charleston has to offer. (Don’t worry – we have a dog/house sitter).  We’ll eat some great food, hang out with awesome friends, and sample some of the most amazing and rare beer from all over the country.

I’ll take it and be grateful.  Life is fragile, friends.  Enjoy it.

Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies

Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon barrel aged stout beer
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons smoked bourbon sugar (or regular sugar if unavailable)


  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger
  2. Beat butter and sugar together by hand or in a stand mixer until smooth and fluffy
  3. Beat in vanilla, molasses, beer and egg
  4. Mix in flour mixture slowly until dough is smooth and ingredients are incorporated
  5. Divide dough in half, roll into logs, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight
  6. Heat oven to 350
  7. Slice dough into 1/4 inch circles, press one side with bourbon smoked sugar, and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart
  8. Bake 12 -14 minutes, rotating halfway through, until brown - but not burnt
  9. Cool a couple of minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
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  1. You can speed up the chilling process by sticking the dough in the fridge for about an hour
  2. These cookies do spread even if the dough is chilled, so leave enough room on the baking sheet
  3. I used Monstro from NoDa Brewing Company in this recipe
  4. I rolled my cookie dough logs about 1 inch tall and ended up with about 15 per roll – I didn’t measure the length, but I think they were about a foot long each
  5. I bought some bourbon smoked sugar at the Savor Spice Shop and you can order it from their website if you want some

Nothing on this post is sponsored.  I’m just excited about Brewvival and recommend beer and products I use and love. Cheers! XO

Russian Imperial Stout Gingersnap Cookies

27 Responses to Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies

  1. Glad you guys are getting a chance to get a way for a little R & R. Hope you have the BEST time, Rach!!
    I’ve never had cookies/beer combo before. What? Where has this been all my life? Now, you know I’m gonna have to try that. These cookies sound DELISH! Happy weekend, my friend! XO

  2. Forget the milk! Sometimes you do indeed just need some cookies and beer. Love the flavor combo you’ve got going on here, Rachelle! And can I just say how jealous I am that you are heading to Charleston for the weekend? Drink some good beer for me, ok? (We love Westbrook’s IPA…it’s one of the few SC beers that we can occasionally find this far north.) And make sure to swing by Husk at lunchtime for a burger. You won’t be sad. 🙂

  3. Hello Rachelle! I am so sorry to hear about your family, in my experience, time is the best medicine. Brewvival sounds like fun! it will also be a break, and these cookies sound so great I mean beer with anything and everything for that matter! Virtual hugs my dear

  4. Have fun! These gingersnap cookies look incredible. I do hope that your weekend is incredibly joyous. Thanks for sharing these open feelings on your blog! Appreciate your openness. Cheers –

  5. Glad you are getting a chance to go away for a break. Hope you have a great time and had a chance to pack lots of these yummy cookies with you!

  6. OMG Rachelle! Hope you had a great time in Charleston at Brewvival. I just got to Charleston myself on Sunday afternoon. I’ll be in my favorite city until Wednesday morning. Charleston is the best. So much to see and do and enjoy.
    Love these cookies! And the bourbon sugar.

  7. I have been thinking about you, praying for you and your family, and sending ALL the good vibes your way CONSTANTLY Rach! Hopefully you know how much I adore you and value your friendship. I really wish we lived just a liiiiiittle bit closer, because I’d be over checking on you daily. Wait, maybe it’s a good thing for you that we don’t live closer? 😉 Anyways, I hope you guys had a kick arse time at the brewvival! From your texts it sounds (and looks) like you did! Life is precious, we should all eat these cookies on the regular. <3 These look awesome, girl! Love the bourbon stout with the gingersnap flavor. I bet these taste just AMAZING! Pinned of course! Cheers! xoxoxoxoxo

  8. I love beer and beer fests and gingersnap cookies so I love this post! Girl, I’m so glad you guys got away for a weekend and had a fun time. Life is too short and we all get caught up in our busy schedules. Although, there’s always time for a beer fest…and cookies made with beer 🙂

  9. Cookies and beer sounds like an incredible combination! Also love that NoDa can!

  10. Cookies and beer!! You are genius. Also…I hope you have fun in Charleston. I am heading there next month for a conference for the first time.

  11. This is awesome. I found myself wondering if one of my faves, which is called Old Rasputin I think, would work in this recipe.

  12. Hope you had a great weekend Rachelle! These cookies look perfect!Never tried this particular beer, but would love to!

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