Putting bourbon in chocolate cookies seemed like a great idea, so when I found this recipe for Derby Day Cookies modeled after the famous pecan, chocolate and bourbon pie, I bookmarked it immediately. I put bourbon in my chocolate chip pound cake, so why not in cookies?
Well, now I know why. Derby Day Cookies have a great flavor, but the texture is too soft and the edges aren’t crispy enough.
Then again, one reviewer on Allrecipes said she won a blue ribbon with these cookies, so given that, you should try them if they are of interest and you don’t mind not-very-crisp cookies. Until I can find some sort of bourbon extract or flavoring, I’ll just have to drink my bourbon on the side. Or maybe not yet….maybe when I’m 90.
One tip. The cookies bake up thicker if you chill the dough. This recipe is very similar to Toll House, but with bourbon.