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Kahlua Spent Grain Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Kahlua flavored spent grain cookies turn out wonderfully puffy and taste even better with added chocolate chips. Substitute cooked hulled barley for the spent grain if you cannot find fresh spent grain.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: CraftBeering


  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup spent grain *see below for substitute grain, cooked hulled barley
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua original flavor or substitute with coffee porter reduced by half over medium heat, then cooled off)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • *To substitute the spent grain with cooked barley: Use a ratio of 1 part barley to 3 parts water. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup hulled barley and return to boil. Reduce heat to low cover and cook for 45-50 minutes. Cool off and squeeze out any extra water before using in this recipe. Should make exactly 1 1/2 cups.


  • In a mixing bowl combine the melted butter, beaten eggs, brown sugar, Kahlua and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Stir in the spent grain.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder and stir it in using a fork.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon over parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 425°F.