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Whisky Oatmeal Cookies - March, 2018.

When St. Patrick Day approaches, I go to the local liquor store and buy 4 huge bottles of whisky for our Drunken Witch (Whisky Brownie). Other patrons look at me with big eyes, but I no longer meekly say, for baking. Now, I nonchalantly walk out the door with my bundles of booze.

I do love the powerful punch of whisky when raisins are soaked in it. Since chocolate is always a plus, I've added semi-sweet chips to this oatmeal cookie batter.

This March 17th we will serve up our Drunken Witch and also make a limited supply of these for giveaways at our Chelsea Market store.


Here's my recipe and dare I say experimenting with the recipe was a lot of fun? These yummy treats are perfect for a St. Patrick's party!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • ⅓ cup whiskey
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅔ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Directions
  • Measure the raisins and put in small bowl with the whiskey. Let sit for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2-4 cookie sheets.
  • Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and beat into the mixture.
  • Add the vanilla and mix well.
  • Measure the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and sift directly into the egg mixture and combine well.
  • With a wooden spoon, add the oats, raisins (including the whisky) and chocolate chips.
  • Use 2 spoons or a small scoop (LINK to scoop manufacturer) to make 36 to 48 medium -sized cookies.
  • Bake 15-19 minutes or when the edges are done but the centers are soft. Remove the pan and let cool for 20 minutes. If you only have 1 cookie sheet, you might have to repeat this a few times or use other flat pans!
  • Enjoy the adults only cookies!
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Product will stay fresh for 5 days at room temperature. Serve at room temperature.
If desired, refrigerate immediately for 3 weeks or freeze for 3 months.

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Classic BUY NOW (shipping included) & Classic Cauldron Special always available.