When I first think of Tennessee, I'm not reminded of
Nashville, the Grand Old Opry or Dolly Parton.
I'm reminded of the number 7.
My old friend Jack Daniels.
We have a love-hate relationship.
One of my favorite ways to used alcohol in cookies is Italian Anisette Cookies.
They're soft and cakey with a strong anise flavor.
They immediately came to mind when I was on the search for a whiskey cookie. Then, I came across this recipe for Orange-Whiskey cookies.
After some slight tweaking, I'm super happy with the way these cookies came out. They have the same texture of the anisette cookies I love, but with a subtle orange flavor, rather than anise.
The whiskey does get lost after baking, but the overall flavor is divine.
If you really want that whiskey flavor, you could glaze the cookies with a simple glaze of powdered sugar, corn syrup and whiskey.
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup salt