Yes, You Should Spike Your Brownies with Bourbon
Around the holidays, you can really go out all out with your baked goods. Want to add extra frosting to those sugar cookies? Do it. Got a little heavy-handed with the sprinkles? That’s totally fine. Snuck a little bourbon into your brownies? Excellent idea.
If you’re scratching your head at this boozy addition to brownies, don’t worry — it actually makes a lot of sense. “Baking with bourbon is a lot like baking with an extra-potent vanilla; in fact, I’d argue that any recipe that uses vanilla could benefit from a glug or two of bourbon,” says the recipe’s author. “Typically 1 teaspoon of vanilla can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of bourbon in most recipes.”
So there you have it! The key to a rich, fudgy, flavorful brownie is a bit of bourbon (and lots of butter, chocolate, and sugar, of course.) Go on, try it — you won’t regret it.
→ Get the Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Fudge Brownies from Love and Olive Oil