Holiday Cookies Baked with Winter Lager!
Baking cookies around the holidays is a Samuel Adams favorite among our brewers. And like all our favorite things, we take to it the only way we know how – by adding beer! While we know a thing or two about brewing, we tapped some real baking professionals for ideas on how to create this year’s batch of Samuel Adams Winter Lager cookies.
We’re excited to collaborate with LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe of Boston and Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices of Cincinnati – both proud participants in our Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program – to create our Winter Lager cookie recipe. While the recipe comes courtesy of Sandy Russo at LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices provided the spices we needed to add the holiday flavor.
Bake your own Winter Lager cookies (and send us some) by following the simple directions below!
Samuel Adams® Winter Lager Cookie
Recipe by Sandy Russo of Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe
- ½ cup Samuel Adams Winter Lager
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp ginger
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp orange powder
- 2 Tbsp orange zest
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup molasses
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar for 3 minutes, add molasses, beat for 1 minute. Add the egg & beer, beat 30 seconds.
Combine flour, salt, spices and baking soda. On lowest speed of mixer, beat in half of the flour mixture. Using a spoon, stir in remaining dry ingredients. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2-3 portions; press each into a round, flattened disk and wrap well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Roll dough to ¼” thickness and cut into perfect pint shapes. Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet & bake for 10-15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
Royal Icing (optional):
- 3 egg whites
- 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp orange extract or pure vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in bowl and beat on medium high for 10 minutes. Icing will become thick and glossy. Spread over cookies immediately and enjoy!