I wanted to try these cookies after a coworker of mine told me he and his wife made them and they were tasty. Beer cookies, hmmm. Instead of leavening they use the carbonation and yeast in the beer. This I had to see. So I told Nate he had to buy some beer, and off we went.
1.5 c regular flour
0.5 c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c butter
1 bottle room temperature beer (I used an Ale Asylum Porter)
1/2 c chopped walnuts or chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar together. Cut in dry ingredients and nuts or chips. Blend in beer slowly until dough is consistency of drop cookie dough. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool on pan for 1 minute, then cool on rack.
Results: These cookies don't spread out at all! They make strangely puffy small cookies. We used both pecans and chocolate chips in the cookies. Nate liked them, as they weren't crumbly, and the guys I work with voted for them to come back to work again. The beer flavor definitely comes through. I don't think I'd make these again, as I have much tastier cookie recipes, but they were fun to try.