Bittersweet Maple Bourbon Oatmeal CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1 3/4 cup quick cook organic oats
- 3/4 cup gluten free or regular flour
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- dash freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp single malt bourbon
- 1/2 cup raw organic almonds, roughly chopped
- 3/4 cup bittersweet dark chocolate pieces ( such as Scharffen Berger, 70% Bittersweet)
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt the stick of butter by placing in the microwave for 1 min and let sit at room temperature while you prep the other ingredients.
In a massive bowl, place the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and mix. Start to add the wet ingredients starting with the melted butter and stir to incorporate. From here add the maple syrup, egg, vanilla, bourbon and stir again. Add the bittersweet chocolate and almonds and stir one more time before using a small ice cream or melon ball scooper to place cookies 1.5" inches apart on the baking sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes before shutting the oven and let cool down another 5 minutes in the oven before removing and transferring to a cooling rack.
No idea how many different variations of Oatmeal cookies you’ve tried. Cranberry and white chocolate maybe or a pine nut, thyme and honey variation? Maybe even you’ve gone nuts and placed in chorizo, sage bits, and gruyere for a savory biscuit ( no judging here- half the fun of cooking is trying out crazy combos to see what you like and that sounds pretty good to me). All I do know for sure, is that bourbon makes everything better, especially when added to oats. Add some dark chocolate and nuts to it, and your headed towards an antioxidant, fiber and protein packed road my friend. The crunchy outside and melted bits of chocolate play with the curious almond bite you might get here and there. As for the bourbon, it attaches to the maple syrup and injects itself into the oats to remain subtle. By fading into the background, it appears only when called upon, usually in conjunction with a little winter notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
One of my favorite things about oatmeal cookies has to be how fast and easy they are to whip up on a whim. Most of the items you already have in your pantry or fridge so there is no pre-requestite trip to the grocery store, this directly translates to, yes, you can make them at midnight, preferably while drinking the bourbon your cooking with…