We've all heard of chocolate stout cupcakes, but I really wanted to try some stout in brownies. But, brownies seem like such a big commitment of sorts...A whole pan...Just too tempting for me these days. So, cookies sounded about right in the portion control department. And, I could freeze them. Always a plus!
Freezing cookies and having a stash in the freezer solves a few issues:
1. I have a ready source of cookies for my morning coffee. Yup, I start every day with a cookie. How bad can that be?
2. If someone comes to the house to do work, like the guys who came to prune trees, I have some for them to munch on while they are here.
3. I will always have some for my dad when he comes over. My dad LOVES cookies. His motto:
There are no bad cookies, some are just better than others.
I love my dad.
These cookies are super EASY to mix up and bake. They hold up well too with adding this and that. I added salted peanuts because I love peanuts and chocolate. Get a little protein boost in your cookies, too! I especially like that these cookies have a shininess to them. Almost festive.
Great with a cup of coffee or as a quick snack. I would imagine that any sort of booze could be added. Go ahead, experiment!
Moist and chocolaty and peanutty...All my favorites in one cookie!
Assemble the ingredients. This couldn't be a more easy cookie recipe. It's a "dump cookie."
Place all the ingredients, except the mini chocolate chips and peanuts, in a large bowl and mix by hand until combined.
Mix in the chocolate chips and peanuts. You could add whatever you like. I ~love~, I mean ~LOVE~ salted peanuts in cookies!
Using a cookie scoop, portion out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. I used a 1 1/2 tbsp scoop. These will spread a bit, so leave ample space.
Bake as directed and remove to a cooling rack. Shiny...Me like-y!
Chocolate Stout Cookies
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Brownie Mix (I used a 19.5 oz size)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup stout
3/4 cup flour (use less if using a smaller size brownie mix)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
3/4 cup salted peanuts (I didn't chop these, but you can)
1. Place all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips and peanuts, in a large bowl.
2. Mix by hand until just combined.
3. Fold in the chocolate chips and peanuts.
4. Drop by 1 1/2 tbsp onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just set.
6. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool.
7. Store in an airtight container (with wax paper to separate the layers). Or, freeze. :)