Codename : Ordinary Bitter Spent Grain Raisin Cookies.
Once the beer has been brewed, what does one do with the spent grain? Make cookies!
- 1/3 C butter, softened
- 1/3 C shortening, softened
- 2/3 C brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ C spent grain
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 C raisins (feel free to substitute cranberries 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.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat butter, shortening and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add eggs, mixing well.
- Add grain, flour, baking soda and salt into the wet mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Finally add in the raisins, the recipe says 1/2 cup, be we all know you measure this one with the heart, not the actual cup 🙂
- Drop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
This batch of cookies was made with the spent grain from my Westfort Ordinary Bitterthorpe.