Beer for Dessert: Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Cookies


Chocolate Chip
Milk Stout Cookies


Let's get straight with one another...chocolate chip cookies are the most delicious thing ever invented. But, check out what happens when you add craft beer. 

We found this great recipe with the perfect amount of chocolate and beer from

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes


• 2 bottles of Milk Stout
• 2 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. fine sea salt
• 3/4 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 3 Tbs.
• 1 cup packed light brown sugar
• 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• 2 large eggs
• 2 cups chocolate chips


First, reduce the beer down until you have about 1/3 cup left. Make sure to simmer the beer, without boiling, until it cooks down. After you remove it from the heat, stir in 3 Tbs. granulated sugar until dissolved. Set aside. 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl, mixing it in a little at a time. Alternate the flour mixture with the reduced beer until it’s fully incorporated. 

The batter will be a bit airier than normal cookie dough. If it seems a little thin, add an additional 2 Tbs. of flour and stir. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Use a spoon to drop balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 min., until set and golden.

Catherine Contreras

Catherine Contreras is a proud San Antonio, Texas native with a passion for craft beer and inappropriate banter. She brings one new and hilarious podcast episode to over 3,000 listeners every week. Each episode highlights Texas craft beer and is filled with inappropriate and side splitting comedy. She is also a proud member of the BarbacoApparel family. A San Antonio based apparel company that caters to Texans and Texans at heart.