Suds meet sweets in new ‘Cookies & Beer’ cookbook

Cookies and beer


The best thing about pairing cookies and beer is that even when it doesn’t work, the worst thing that happens is you have cookies and beer.

That’s what Kansas City food writer Jonathan Bender discovered when researching his first cookbook, aptly named “Cookies & Beer” ($20), released in early October from Andrews McMeel Publishing.

In his compact, approachable cookbook, Bender explores the possibilities of matching Russian Imperial Stout and pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies (“it’s like you’ve invented creamy pumpkin pie without the pie”) and salty bacon cookie bars with oatmeal stout (“dunking is encouraged”).

“Milk is cooling or refreshing,” said Bender. “It washes away the cookie. But a hefeweizen (wheat beer) can…>> READ MORE >>

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