Aiken's Row Bourbon Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 10 dozen


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1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup bourbon
5 cups chopped pecans
3 cups raisins
3 cups candied red cherries, chopped
1 1/2 cups candied red pineapple, chopped
1 1/2 cups candied green pineapple, chopped
1 (7-ounce) can flaked coconut
1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange rind


Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve soda in milk; stir into creamed mixture.

Sift together flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture alternately with bourbon, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir well after each addition. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix well.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010