Put a little liquor in your cookies

Pot brownies get all the credit — but baking with spirits is where the magic happens. Today, we step back from cocktails to talk about how you can build some sweet, boozy creations like Absolut Mandarin Dreamsicle Cookies with orange vanilla frosting.

The key when cooking with liquor is to make sure you’re matching up flavors you like and flavors that like each other. Take the same approach that you might take with mixers — like avoid putting together vodka with RC Cola.

While rum has inspired a series of balls, cakes and a flaming banana dessert, bourbon should be your first stop. Even those who might avoid the smokey, rich flavors of bourbon could get pulled in by the bourbon peach hand pies — which would seem to form the underpinnings of the finest adult happy meal ever.

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