Samuel Adams Winter Lager Perfect Pint Cookies raise a glass to the American Dream

(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
(Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for NYCWFF) /

The delicious aromas coming from the oven can flavor some sweet dreams, but there are other dreams brewing this holiday season. Over the years, Samuel Adams has been part of Brewing the American Dream. The popular beer brand has been supporting food and beverage businesses through this program since 2008. This year, the Samuel Adams Winter Lager Perfect Pint Cookies are raising awareness to this program and adding a little extra sweetness to the holiday season.

Since its inception, Brewing the American Dream has supported thousands of food and beverage businesses. It is more than just writing a check to provide infrastructure or opening the door for that first step.

The program puts mentoring and coaching front and center. Many of these food and beverage businesses have great ideas, they just need the means to put their products in front of consumers.

While Samuel Adams has long believed in the concept that Crafted For All, this program is more than just inclusion. Supporting the craft community, which celebrates equitable, inclusive and diverse culture, the company appreciates that by providing a strong foundation to the other businesses helps everyone. That sentiment is one that deserves a hearty toast.

Since the Brewing the American Dream inception, the organization has offered $91 million in loans, coached and mentored14,000 business owners, and created and maintained 9,000 local jobs across 41 states. While all of these aspects have been accomplished since 2008, it raises the bar to what can be done in the future.

To celebrate another rousing year of success, Samuel Adams partnered with two businesses, Colonel De and Hot Bread Kitchen, to create these Samuel Adams Winter Lager Perfect Pint Cookies. This holiday season open that Winter Lager, whip up some cookies, and toast to helping others. Sometimes the best gift is the one that lends a helping hand.

Here’s how to make Samuel Adams Winter Lager Perfect Pint Cookies


From Colonel De

  • 2 tablespoons Samuel Adams Winter Lager Spice Blend from Colonel De

From Hot Bread Kitchen

  • 2 Cups Granulated sugar
  • Zest of one Orange
  • 4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 6 Cups All Purpose Flour from Hot Bread Kitchen
  • 4 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract


  • Cream soften but still cold butter with granulated sugar and it is complete mixed. A hand miser or a stand mixer is recommended 2-3 minutes should do the trick here
  • Add vanilla, eggs, and orange zest and mix until fully incorporated about 2-3 minutes of mixing
  • Add baking powder and mix until fully incorporated
  • Add Winter Lager Spice Blend and mix until fully incorporated
  • Add flour to mix, 2 cups at a time until just mixed
  • After you have added the flour, the dough should be firm but not dry or crumbly, if it does seem dry add a little vanilla or milk and mix
  • Roll out a handful of dough on floured surface until its 3/8” thick
  • Cut out shapes with cookie cutters
  • Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 7-8 minutes. You don’t want the edges to brown
  • Let cookies cool completely before decorating