Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

put some beer in my cookies

I guess at this point it is pretty clear that I am obsessed with baking. Cookies, cakes, pies, you name it I like to bake 'em.

I wanted to make some simple sugar cookies and browsing through my favorite blog sites I came across a recipe for Beer and Brown Sugar Cookies. What could be more perfect?!
The recipe is from The Beeroness she is like the goddess of cooking with beer! You can find this cookie recipe here.

The recipe calls for an american brown ale which is great since we have a batch of our very own homebrewed Brown Ale that turned out to be pretty tasty with a smoky aroma and notes of caramel and chocolate. 

These cookies are very chewy and buttery, and don't really taste a lot like beer but they are nice compliment to the brown ale.

Soft Batch Beer and Brown Sugar Cookies
¾ cups unsalted butter, softened (12 tbs)
1 ¼ cups golden brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
½ tsp vanilla
1/3 cup American brown ale
1 ¼ cups All purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cornstarch
¼ tsp cinnamon
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and brown sugar. Mix on high until very well combined. Add the egg yolk and the vanilla, beat until light and fluff. Add the beer, beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, add both kinds of flour (bread flour is used to make chewier cookies), baking soda, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough slightly smaller than a golf ball onto cookie sheets that have been covered with parchment paper.
Place the cookies in the fridge to chill for at least 20 minutes (this prevents them from spreading too much during baking).
Preheat oven to 325.
Bake at 325 for 12-14 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden brown (for a puffier cookie bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes). Immediately pull the parchment paper off the cookie sheet onto the counter and allow the cookies to cool to room temperature.

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