A plate of slightly green oatmeal cookies.

Hoppy Seltzer & Oatmeal Cookies


This tag-team of recipes was born after Chris became hooked on hoppy seltzers - refreshing, non-alcoholic, zero-calorie drinks. Determined to reduce his beverage budget, Chris first researched how to make his own hoppy seltzer. This endeavor created saturated hops as a byproduct, and not wanting them to go to waste the hoppy oatmeal cookie was born.

This recipe makes around 20 cookies.


Hoppy Seltzer:

Hoppy Oatmeal Cookies:


Hoppy Seltzer:

Hoppy Oatmeal Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a cup, add 37g (2 ½ Tbsp) of water to 7g of flaxseed meal. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to create a “flax egg”.
  3. Microwave the butter until just melted.
  4. Mix together the butter, brown sugar, and green food coloring in a stand mixer.
  5. Add in 8g of saturated hops and the flax egg, and mix until well combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
  7. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients in the stand mixer and mix well.
  8. Mix in the old fashioned oats.
  9. Scoop into 1 inch balls of dough and place onto a parchment paper lined AirBake cookie sheet. (If you don’t have AirBake, double up your cookie sheets.)
  10. Bake for 13 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn a darker shade.
  11. Let the cookies cool slightly (~5 minutes), then move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.


One of the tricks with oatmeal cookies that they can become really dry just a day after cooking them. This recipe uses melted butter and a lower baking temperature to produce cookies that stay moist much longer.