Jim Beam Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Established in 1795, Jim Beam Bourbon is one of the oldest food brands in America. The Bohm family came from Germany and settled in the rolling hills of Kentucky.


Soon after, they changed their surname to Beam and began producing a whiskey (bourbon) originally called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash. The corn grown in Western Pennsylvania and Kentucky created a sweet and flavorful whiskey that quickly became famous, generating high demand. By 1830, Jim Beam was shipping its product in burnt-out, used fish and vinegar barrels. Sounds gross, but by burning those barrels, the company created the perfect smoky storage for what is now known as Kentucky bourbon.

This recipe for bourbon oatmeal-raisin cookies takes advantage of those smoky flavors, and it’s so simple, you will not need a stand mixer.




This recipe has been featured in Grit Magazine, and The Pittsburgh City Paper

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