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Belgian White Ale Cookies

Author: Gwen Adams

Belgian White Ale Cookies Recipe

If you've ever had an orange slice in a tall glass of white ale, then you know the inspiration for these cookies. These cookies by blogger Nick Evans from Macheesmo are soft, chewy, and loaded with spice and citrus. People will be able to pick out the orange hints, but the beer gives them a complicated note that's tough to identify. It also makes them totally addictive!

At a glance

28 cookies
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 3 cups white ale
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest (grated rind) of 1 large orange
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Put the beer and honey in a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until the syrup reduces to about 1/3 cup of liquid. Stir regularly to make sure it doesn't scorch. Remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool.
  3. Beat together the butter and sugars. Once the mixture is light and fluffy, add the egg and vanilla, and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, coriander, baking soda, salt, and orange zest.
  5. Mix half of the dry ingredients into the creamed butter, followed by the reduced syrup, and the last of the dry ingredients. Mix until combined, then scrape the bowl.
  6. Mix in the white chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie, 56g
  • Servings Per Batch 28 cookies
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 154
  • Calories from Fat 61
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 54mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.