Prep 30m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 36 servings Calories 171.6

Here in Tennessee, we would put whiskey in our scrambled eggs if it was socially acceptable. Luckily, whiskey in your cookies is both acceptable and tasty! Get a glass of milk (or whiskey) to have with cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Tennessee whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.
  3. 3 Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter until completely blended; beat in the second egg. Add whiskey and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
  4. 4 Mix flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until just incorporated; fold in chocolate chips. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet, 1 to 2 inches apart.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 9 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 171.6
  • Carbohydrate 24.1 g
  • Cholesterol 23.9 mg
  • Fat 8.3 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Sodium 142.7 mg
  • Sugar 16.6 g

Chef's Notes

Feel free to add more flour if dough is a bit runny (the whiskey will do that sometimes!); Wetting your hands with cold water will help form the balls of dough and make for nicely-shaped cookies.


  1. I have tried numerous chocolate chip cookie recipes and this recipe is the best by far. I took other reviewers suggestions and added more whiskey - 1 1/2 tablespoon for 1/2 batch or 3 tablespoons for a full batch. This was the only change to the recipe I made. The whiskey seems to intensify the - Read more ...
  2. We made these cookies with jack Daniels honey whiskey as it was the only one I had on hand. The only other differences is I increased the whiskey by 3 TBS. they were amazing! This is now my go to for. Chocolate chip cookies! The honey whiskey did make them a tad bit sweeter but - Read more ...
  3. Delicious!!! Based on a couples reviews I added just a little extra flour. And I added chopped pecans & 2 tbs whiskey. These turned out great. Crisp on the outside soft & moist inside. Everyone loved them. The whiskey flavor isn't super strong but adds a richness to the cookie. I'll definitely be baking these - Read more ...
  4. I recommend: 1) if using salted butter don't add the tsp of salt to the batter; 2) only use 1/2 cup granulated sugar; 3) use 3 Tbsp whiskey; and 4) sprinkle salt on the cookie balls before baking. I made the recipe (with the changes above )this weekend and was really impressed! When mixed the - Read more ...
  5. This was a nice spin on regular chocolate chip cookies. I turned them into Kentucky cookies instead of Tennessee since I used the Jim Beam that I had on hand. Based on the site reviews I used a very generous tablespoon of whiskey and may be even more liberal next time. I thought there was - Read more ...
  6. Didn't have to change a thing! Delicious
  7. Best cookie recipe ever! Needed to add an extra 1/2 cup flour but otherwise they were perfect. I will probably omit the whiskey and make this my go-to cookie recipe for kids lunches.
  8. DELICIOUS...I used 3 cups dough was rather thin..and my cookies are WONDERFUL!!!!
  9. Before I even asked him for his opinion, Hubs voluntarily remarked, "These are the best chocolate chip cookies I ever ate." What?! I wasn't EVEN prepared for that! Do you know how many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies I've made over the years? Not to mention my standby favorite? Subsequent "m'mmms" and "yummy" reinforced - Read more ...

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