Belgian White Ale Cookies

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!
Prep
20 mins
Bake
18 to 20 mins
Total
38 mins
Yield
28 cookies
Belgian White Ale Cookies

Instructions

  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.