Hair of the Dog Bourbon Chocolate Muffins

I haven’t come up with a New Year’s Eve dessert, but here’s a breakfast idea for New Year’s Day. These bourbon chocolate muffins are more like actual muffins than chocolate cupcakes in disguise. They’re very chocolaty, but have a firm muffin “shell”. They seem a little drier than your typical chocolate cake, but in a good way that’s a nice contrast to the generous amount of chocolate chips. Don’t leave those out because they do add moisture.

Unless your kids are pirates or winos they probably won’t care for these because the booze flavor is pretty strong. So who knows? Maybe a little whiskey baked into your morning muffin will cure a hangover.

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Hair of the Dog Bourbon Chocolate Muffins

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (220 grams)
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons Bourbon Whiskey
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 6 jumbo muffin cups with paper liners

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. When thoroughly mixed, add the brown sugar and stir well, breaking up any lumps in the sugar.

In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and Bourbon. Pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture, then pour the melted butter in over the egg mixture. Stir until ingredients are well mixed, being careful not to over-beat. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Divide batter equally among muffin cups and bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 6

Note: If you want to leave the fun booze out of the muffins, increase the milk to 1 cup.

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  1. says

    I was about to ask, when I saw your little note at the bottom about how to take the “fun” out of the muffin. 😉
    Hope you had a great birthday!

    Happy New Year with whatever you eat or drink!

  2. CL says

    I so wish these could be taken to work but the employer has a zero tolerance policy regarding booze, even in baked goods. 🙁 Love the name of this muffin and I’m definitely baking these very soon. If they are half as tasty as the William Shatner muffins, these are sure to be scrumptious!

  3. KAF Bakers says

    What a great way to adapt the recipe. I bet with a little pecan icing, they’d be delish too. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work! ~ MaryJane @ King Arthur Flour

  4. Sheryl Doyle says

    I made these for my husbands Fathers day , they were a hit . But can the recipe cut in half ?

  5. says

    Hi Sheryl,

    Glad you liked the muffins! I haven’t made them in a while, but really need to whip up a batch. And yes, you can most definitely cut the recipe in half.

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