I had a lone bottle of oatmeal stout in my refrigerator and decided to make these cookies. Even though it calls for Guinness, I decided my oatmeal stout would be a good substitute. Turns out it was an excellent decision. These cookies were delicious and fluffy. Not quite a brownie cookie, but definitely cakey. I thought they were okay when they came out of the oven, but the next day they were great. I ran out of cookies by 2:00 PM. Success!
Moral of this story: as long as it's a stout, use whatever kind of beer you want. I bet this would be even better with a milk stout or a chocolate stout!
Dark Chocolate and Guinness Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Guinness Stout
2 cups flour
1 cup dark cocoa
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
11 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare sheet pans with silpats or parchment paper.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
Add the Guinness.
Combine the dry ingredients and add to the batter. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
Scoop the batter onto the sheet pan, and bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet pan.
Yield: this recipe makes 24 very large cookies, but I made smaller cookies (and got about 50) and reduced the baking time to 9 minutes.