Bourbon Snaps
Quentin Bacon
Yields Makes about 25 cookies
Prep and cook time: About 1 hour. Notes: Bourbon adds spark to these wafer-thin spice cookies. Store the cookies airtight for up to 3 days.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, molasses, and bourbon until smooth and well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2
2

In another bowl, mix flour, ground ginger, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds.

Step 3
3

Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, 3 inches apart, onto buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4
4

Bake cookies in a 300° oven until slightly darker brown, 22 to 28 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.

Step 5
5

With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ingredients

 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, melted and cooled
 1/2 cup sugar
 1/3 cup molasses
 3 tablespoons bourbon
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon ground ginger
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Directions

Step 1
1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, molasses, and bourbon until smooth and well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2
2

In another bowl, mix flour, ground ginger, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds.

Step 3
3

Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, 3 inches apart, onto buttered or cooking parchment-lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4
4

Bake cookies in a 300° oven until slightly darker brown, 22 to 28 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.

Step 5
5

With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Bourbon Snaps