12 Days of Beer Recipes: Day 4 – Imperial Stout Pub Cookies

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Tis the season for Holiday cheer and desserts full of beer from Method Architecture! The 4th recipe for the 12 Days of Beer Recipes is imperial stout pub cookies!

Imperial Stout Pub Cookies

  • 12 ounces Karbach Chocolate Stout (or an imperial stout)
  • 3/4 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup bread flour (this will make them chewy)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (60%)
  • 2/3 cup mini pretzel twists, broken into pieces
  • ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts



In a pot over medium high heat add the beer and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1 tbs, about 8 to 10 minutes.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and both types of sugar, beat until well creamed. Add the egg and the yolk, beat until well combined. Add the 1 tbs of beer, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined, scraping the bottom to make sure all the ingredients are well combined.

In a separate bowl, add both types of flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add dry ingredients to the stand mixer and mix on medium/low speed until just barely combined, don’t over mix. Add the chocolate chips, pretzel pieces, and peanuts, and stir until incorporated.

Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop golfball sized scoops of dough, roll them into round balls and place on the baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350.

Bake for 18-22 minutes or until light golden brown, don’t over bake. (If you don’t chill the dough, or if you make smaller sized cookies, the cooking time will be much shorter. Start to keep an eye on your cookies after about 12 minutes.)


Find the original recipe here!


Karbach Brewing Co.

Karbach Brewing is a two-story, 22,040 SF brewery and tap house. With a full kitchen, two event spaces, a restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating, this versatile and functional space features a state-of-the-art brewhouse and fermentation system, as well as a restaurant and tap room that are making a reputation in their own right.

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Want more recipes?

Day 1 Recipe: Beeramisu
Day 2 Recipe: Coffee Stout Brownie
Day 3 Recipe: Beer-Candied Bacon


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