Codename : Apethorpe Spent Grain Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Once the beer has been brewed, what does one do with the spent grain? Make cookies!


  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C spent grain
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1 1/4 C oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C Cranberries (or raisins, or chocolate chips)


Consider putting the spent grain through a food processor. I have tried it au naturelle, and processed. While I like the extra texture of the spent grain fresh from the batch, others may appreciate the slightly smoother texture.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well.
  4. Add grain, flour, oats, baking soda and salt into the wet mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Finally add in the cranberries, the recipe says 3/4 cup, be we all know you measure this one with the heart, not the actual cup 🙂
  6. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool on a wire rack. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
  8. Enjoy with a glass of milk. Or other beverage you might prefer.

This batch of cookies was made with the spent grain from my Strong Apethorpe Ale.