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Russian Imperial Stout Gingersnap Cookies

Russian Imperial Bourbon Aged Stout Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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