How to Make Beer Cookies

Alright, so we’ve had some savory stew, easy beer bread, and a creamy cheese sauce. What’s missing? How about a sweet treat to make with beer… while you have a beer of course. I came across a tasty recipe from Jennifer Meyering the other day that just screamed, “make me with Alto Porto.” The roasty notes of our porter are subtle, but complement the buttery sweetness of the cookie very well. Give ’em a shot and let us know what you think!

Alto Porto Brown Sugar Beer Cookies


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened (I once again used plant butter to make this one non-dairy)
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup Alto Porto porter (available to-go in our taproom)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (the original recipe calls for 1/4, but I love cinnamon)
  • BONUS: If you want a little more flavor, add in some chocolate chips. Chocolate always makes things better.

Beer Cookie Mixer Dough


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and get out two cookie sheets. I prefer using silicone mats for baking (easy cleanup), but you can use parchment paper or cooking spray.
  • Cream together the brown sugar and plant butter in a stand mixer. Add in the vanilla and egg yolk until incorporated. Follow that up with the beer until just mixed.
  • Add in the rest of the dry ingredients a little at a time until everything is well mixed.
  • Use a cookie scoop if you have one (otherwise a regular spoon will do) to put balls of dough on the cookie sheets.
  • The original recipe says to bake for 12-14 minutes, but that really depends on the size of your cookies and your oven. I made large cookies and they were good at around 20-22 minutes. Just make sure to periodically check on them.
  • Get them off the cookie sheet and onto the rack to cool… except for the one that you just couldn’t help but snag. What’s better than a fresh from the oven cookie?!?

Beer Cookie Final

We hope you enjoyed making these and look forward to sharing some more tasty recipes with you soon. Cheers!

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