Recipe: Tejas Brothers Beer Cookies



WFAA contributor

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 9 at 10:31 AM

We can always count on Amy Kushnir to find a recipe full of Texas flair. And she's back with a treat that includes country music, an adult beverage and lots of preserves!

"Beer Cookies" by Tejas Brothers


  • Six-pack Miller Lite (one for the recipe, a few for the cook, but make sure that the one used in the recipe is at room temperature)
  • 1 lb. Crisco vegetable shortening
  • 6 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar peach preserves or (whatever fruit you like; be sure it’s preserves, not jam or jelly!)
  • ground cinnamon
  • sugar


  1. Put 6 cups of flour in large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt Crisco down on stove top to liquid form
  3. Pour 1 beer and all of Crisco into the flour bowl and mix thoroughly
  4. Mix the dough well with your hands  to get to right consistency of cookie dough
  5. On a clean surface, roll out a portion of dough with a rolling pin to 1/4" thickness
  6. With a large glass, press into dough cutting out perfect circles
  7. Place a small scoop of preserves into center of each cookie cut out
  8. Fold top half of cookie over to meet the other half of cookie
  9. Press the ends together with a fork all the way around half circle
  10. Line baking sheet with foil
  11. Poke holes on top of each cookie before baking
  12. Bake at 350 F for 20-22 min. depending on oven
  13. Cookies should be slightly golden brown on bottom
  14. While cookies are baking, mix cinnamon and sugar together in a medium bowl (2 cups sugar to 4 Tbs. of cinnamon depending on your preference)
  15. Once cookies have come out of the oven, let them sit for about 10-15 min. Then roll them in a cinnamon/sugar mixture
  16. Repeat process until all dough has been made into cookies

Makes 4-6 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cup used to cut out the cookie