Because somebody has to make some Valentine’s Day cookies for the grownups!
Allow me. Fireball Whiskey Cinnamon Heart Cookies. What you are about to read is not an ad but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be one so if you have any contacts at the Fireball company please send them my way. I still haven’t heard from them since I made last year’s Fireball Whiskey Cinnamon Heart Blondies, which you all loved, but I’m sure they’re just busy and haven’t gotten around to it yet.
For this year I’ve upped my game and made the ultimate adult V-Day cookies. Spiked with cinnamon whiskey, loaded with cinnamon heart candies and topped with – yep – even more whiskey in a sweet Fireball glaze. They are SO yum.
If you’re looking for a way to impress your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day… of if there’s a sweetheart you have your eye on that you’re trying to win over… of you’re like my daughter and heading to a Galentine’s Day party… or you’re single and need something to eat on the couch with your bottle of rosé…
…make these. You will feel the love.
Scroll past the recipe if you’re looking for tips, substitutions, questions, etc. and details on how to make this recipe, but if you want to get straight to it, here’s my recipe-ish…
Fireball Whiskey Cinnamon Heart Cookies
For the cookies:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 Tbsp milk powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch cayenne
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup butter melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Fireball whiskey
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup cinnamon heart candies
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp Fireball Whiskey
- Combine the flour, milk powder, salt, cinnamon, cayenne, baking powder & baking soda in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
- In an electric mixer combine the melted butter and sugars. Mix for several minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add in the vanilla, Fireball Whiskey and egg. Mix well again.
- Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture along with the cinnamon heart candies and mix until just combined.
- Scoop onto a baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.
- While the cookies cool, make the glaze.
- Combine the powdered sugar and Fireball Whiskey in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Drizzle the glaze on the cooled cookies and top with additional cinnamon heart candies.
Fireball whiskey cinnamon heart cookies Recipe ingredients, tips, substitutions:
Fireball Whiskey – I really don’t know if there’s an alternative product out there, but feel free to sub in any whiskey.
Cinnamon Heart Candies – make sure these are the old school cinnamon hearts, not the cheapie, powdery ones you might find in a dollar store. I’ve tried those. They are blech.
Cayenne – when you drink a shot of Fireball (I’ve heart), it kind of burns a little so the add of cayenne is to add a little heat here. Adjust the amount according to your taste and for an extra kick add a little to the glaze too.
fireball whiskey cinnamon heart cookies recipe, how to make it…
Your standard cookie method here… cream the butter and sugar, add in an egg, some vanilla and a little whiskey and mix well. In another bowl mix up some flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and a little cinnamon & cayenne. Add the dry to the wet with a whole bunch of cinnamon heart candies and mix just until it comes together.
Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake them. Now the hard part… let them cool! I know, I know. Goes against your every instinct when it comes to baking cookies and all you want to do is burn the bejeepers out of your mouth by biting into them straight out of the oven, but there is a reason for this insane request I’m asking of you… the glaze. Yes, we are going to top these deliciously chewy cookies with even more cinnamon whiskey in the form of a glaze. You’ll thank me for it.
looking for more yummy cookie recipes? try these…
- Strawberry Jam Crumble Cookies
- Rice Krispie Treat Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies
- Banana Cream Pie Cookies
- Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
- White Chocolate Raspberry Macadamia Cookies
Let me know what you think below!