These rye bourbon dark chocolate chunk cookies are the most grown up chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. So chewy, nutty, and flavorful – instant favorites.
It’s been a hot minute since I came up with a new variation of my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies, almost exactly 3 months to be exact as the last one I posted was on my blog’s golden 11th anniversary.
This is also only the third new recipe of 2022 I am posting! Not to say that I haven’t been busy working on this blog of mine, it’s just been more focused on updating old content. But it’s finally time to give you something new.
In short, these cookies are dreamy.
I don’t know if it’s just been too long since I’ve made my chocolate chip cookies, but these were incredible. The rye flour gave these cookies almost a nutty flavor and the texture was extra chewy. That combined with the aromatics of the bourbon, hint of rosemary, cardamom and cinnamon, and the rich dark chocolate chunks made these an instant favorite the moment they hit my taste buds.
Now, these cookies might not first strike you as he most Valentine’s Day themed cookie but they certainly captured my heart.
As such I have decided to post them on this day in particular, not just because Valentine’s Day is 2 days away (!!), but because today bloggers from all over the internet are sharing recipes as part of the Good Cookie Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event benefitting Cookies for Kid’s Cancer. Read more and find out how you can join in the fight below!
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.
And with the ongoing pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with cancer. It’s imperative that we raise awareness and continue to raise funds to fund the ongoing pediatric cancer research!
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!
Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: OXO, Mediavine amd Dixie Crystals have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4!
Thank you to so many of you who have already donated, please help us reach our goal so we can get the full matching donations and help us make an even huge difference!
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- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 3/4 cup rye flour, spooned and leveled
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp fresh minced rosemary
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 Tbsp bourbon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature
- 2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- Sift together the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and rosemary; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended (1-2 minutes). Beat in the bourbon, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended. Fold in the chocolate by hand.
- Roll 2 tablespoons of dough* into a ball that is slightly taller than wide and place on a plate or tray. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours**, but overnight for best results.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper); set aside.
- Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are barely golden (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
* You can also use a 1/4 cup scoop and cook them another 2-4 minutes (will yield less obviously). ** Don't want to wait to chill? They will still bake just fine but the flavor/texture improves when chilled.