If you’ve been to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, you might been to their Toll Gate Cafe. Maker’s Mark has given BourbonBlog.com this recipe for one of our favorite treats there. Join us for our special video tour of Maker’s Mark in the video below this recipe, and check our more bourbon recipes on BourbonBlog.com.
Chocolate Mint Julep Cookie
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
3 cups all purpose flour (we prefer White Lilly Flour; it’s a soft winter wheat – like the soft red wheat used in making Maker’s Mark Bourbon)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely ground oats
2 cups Andes Mint Chocolate Candy pieces
Bourbon Fudge Topping
2 cups melted chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semisweet, whichever you prefer)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Preheat conventional oven to 350 degrees or convection oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, salt and mint chocolate candy pieces. Gradually add to butter mixture until incorporated. Scoop out with a two ounce scoop and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in conventional oven, 10 minutes in convection oven. Allow to cool and add bourbon fudge topping.
Melt chocolate in double boiler, remove from stove. Add sweetened condensed milk and bourbon and mix until incorporated. Top cooled cookies with warm fudge and enjoy.
BourbonBlog.com is on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail today as we visit Maker’s Mark Distillery for a special tour by Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Kevin Smith. For information on planning your Kentucky Bourbon Trail tours, visit this site. And for information on visiting the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky Distillery Tour, click here
Recipe Courtesy Maker’s Mark