These Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cookies are loaded browned butter, bourbon pecan chocolate chip cookies, turning the popular Derby Pie into bite sized treats!
Derby Pie is a popular pie that was created back in the 1950s at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky. It’s a ridiculously yummy combination of pastry crust, nuts, chocolate chips and bourbon!
And really all those ingredients are perfect for a cookie too…right?
I’m not usually a fan of booze in my baking, but after making these cookies I am swayed. The bourbon adds a subtle underlying flavor that just can’t be matched. The bourbon is much more noticeable when the cookies are warm, but as they cool they mellow out a little bit.
If you don’t want to include the bourbon, it’s ok! Just leave it out and add in a bit of vanilla instead.
These cookies bake up crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. They’re loaded with chocolate chips and pecans and baked up with browned butter and dark brown sugar for a rich and deep flavor.
These are a grown up cookie..they’re fancy enough to serve at a dinner party, but simple enough to enjoy any day of the week!
25 comments on “Browned Butter Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies”
I’ve never made/had derby pie or whatever we are allowed to call it but I know I would like it and these cookies!
i would change the the name quickly. Kerns will sue for using the name Derby Pie! They have sued others, use Derby Festival.
Oh Boy Michelle, are you the Derby police? Lord, they have not said
a peep, far as I know. It’s just a cookie!
Oh my! Seriously? This looks incredible!!!
Can’t wait to try these! I didn’t think much about booze in baking either until I made a cupcake with these same flavors – yummmmm!
I’m speechless. Like gah!!! These look so freaking amazing I can’t. I just can’t. But I so want to!!
Oh my goodness…bourbon in cookies . Heck yes! I would eat a dozen of these in a flash.
Wow. These look delicious. I’ve never heard of Derby Pie before, but it sounds like something I would devour. 😀
Beware of calling it Derby Pie. The manufacturer of the Derby Pie is very possessive of the name. Being a Kentucky girl I Love the recipe though:-)
You are right Michelle. From one Ky girl to another if Kerns Kitchen gets a hold of this the name could get changed. I am going to make these today. I love Derby pie & Bourbon…