Test Trial Pumpkin Beer Cookies

Last year these delicious pumpkin cookies were featured on my blog. The recipe calls them the Best Pumpkin Cookies and I would have to agree. The cookies are great as is and the recipe does not need altering but since I like to experiment with beer, I tried something a little different this time.

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I had a little of the Imperial Pumpkin by Dry Dock left in my fridge; It has been staring at me for a month, waiting to be put to some good baking use. I reduced about a 1/2 cup down to 2 tablespoons so the rest of the beer was, of course, put to good drinking use πŸ™‚

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I was hoping some of the spices from the beer would come through in the cookies. Cinnamon and nutmeg were still thrown into the mix but I decreased the amount so that I could hopefully taste the flavor from the beer. These pumpkin cookies were, no doubt, delicious but it was difficult to tell if the beer was adding to the recipe.

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Though I enjoy sipping on the Imperial Pumpkin by Dry Dock, it may not have a strong enough flavor to come through in the pumpkin cookies. Possibly a more pumpkin-y and spicy beer would do the trick or I was thinking a chocolate stout or porter might be fun to try.

The cream cheese glaze posted with the pumpkin cookies was the frosting I used last year but this time I used a simple butter cream. I love my cream cheese but I really enjoyed this lighter, buttery frosting as well.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am SUPER excited to enjoy time with family while drinking and eating to my heart’s content! πŸ˜€

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16 responses to “Test Trial Pumpkin Beer Cookies

  1. did the leavening change at all? Or maybe the beer’s yeast is dead by the time it hits the batter. I remember my grandpa using beer in pancakes and they were so fluffy!

    Love that you’re experimenting. Happy Thanksgiving to you πŸ™‚

    • Yes Liz, you are right about the beer making things fluffy from the yeast. I was not going for that addition to my cookies though. I just wanted the flavor. Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. Look forward to hearing whether the stout or porter is more pronounced in the cookies. They sound and look pretty perfect. I love baking (and cooking) with beer. Makes the best chocolate cake ever!! Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the food and time with the family.

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