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White Chip & Vodka Cookies

by on February 10, 2013 · 5 comments

These cookies were a last minute experiment to see what would happen if I put Tito’s Vodka in a batch of white chip cookies.

Vodka Cookies

As far as chemistry goes, I’m not sure the vodka really did anything, but it’s always fun to have a secret ingredient, and the cookies were definitely good.   The dough was easy to work with and the cookies had crispy edges and relatively soft centers depending on how long they were baked. I like mine pretty crispy, so I baked most of them until they were golden brown (about 15 minutes), but you can adjust the time and size of the cookies accordingly.

White Chip & Vodka Cookies
 
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White chocolate chip cookies with a little Vodka in them.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (3.4 ounces) shortening**
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Vodka
  • 2 2/3 cups (12 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using low speed of a stand mixer, beat the butter and both sugars just until mixed (not light and fluffy, just mixed). Gradually add the eggs, stirring just until blended. Then stir in the vanilla and Vodka.
  3. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and stir well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the white chips.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment or nonstick foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are nicely browned all over. Makes about 32 to 36 depending on how large you make the cookies

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Published on February 10, 2013

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gloria February 10, 2013 at 11:14 pm

These look good!! I’ve never seen cornstarch in cookie dough. I don’t use shortening either. What do you think they add to the dough?

Holiday Baker Man February 11, 2013 at 2:01 am

Cool… the vodka will add some tenderness.. less water in vodka as the alcohol will burn off

Chewthefat February 11, 2013 at 2:53 am

I know that vodka is Cook’s Illustrated’s ‘secret pie crust’ ingredients, to add tenderness without sogginess…

Sue February 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

I used vodka once in cookies to get the dough to come together without adding another liquid. It worked great. I also used Tito’s brand. :)
Your cookies look great.

jess February 11, 2013 at 10:13 am

Ooh, Titos is my favorite vodka. It’s so smooth. I’d be tempted to try these, especially since white chips make for delicious cookies!

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