Dessert/ Recipes

Red Wine Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Growing up, my mom made a lot of cookies. She also made homemade bread. And made a hot breakfast, packed lunches and had dinner ready by 6 every night for all 6 kids. Oh and she also worked part-time. Yep, she’s pretty amazing.

 

One of my favorite cookies she makes are Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. They’re a little chewy like a brownie but not quite as rich and dense.

Because I’m a rebel I rarely have milk on hand, I subbed in wine. Because I always have that on hand. Don’t tell my mom.

Red Wine Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 2/3 c sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (1 oz) square unsweetened chocolate, melted (I just microwaved it in 30 second increments)
  • 1 c spelt flour (or replace with all-purpose flour. You just need 2 c of flour total)
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/3 c milk…or 1/3 c red wine
  • powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the shortening, sugar and vanilla until well combined and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs, then add melted chocolate slowly, mixing as you add it.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add in 3 increments to the creamed mixture, alternating with milk/wine after each addition until all dry ingredients and all the milk/wine are added.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet. Pour some powdered sugar onto a rimmed plate or into a bowl.
  6. Form dough into 1? balls, roll in powdered sugar and place on sheet, spacing 2? in between.
  7. Bake 10-13 minutes until they crack on top.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet 4-5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dip these in any red wine you have lying around. It’s better than milk. Again, don’t tell my mom. Actually, she won’t mind. She thinks cookies dipped in milk are disgusting.

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Do you dip cookies in milk?
I didn’t growing up…probably because of my mom. But now I love it. (But I love cookies — especially oreos — dipped in red wine even more. 😉 )

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Krissy @ Shiawase Life
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    I don’t like dipping cookies in milk bc the crumbs bother me…haha.

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    Meg
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    Oooh my mom made this every Christmas too (well with the milk, not the wine.) Might have to try your wino version. Yum yum!

  • Reply
    Lindsay @ Lindsay's list
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    Red wine and cookies? Yep…SO trying this!

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    Katie
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    I have a recipe in a cookie book for red wine and cookies…I’ve always been skeptical. But I trust you, so I’m going to have to try it out!

    • Reply
      Teri
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      red wine in desserts are awesome. i made red wine cupcakes once that were to die for!

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    Alaina
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    I loved dunking chocolate chip cookies in my milk when I was younger! Heck, that was the only way you could get me to drink milk! Haha. 😛

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss
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    Subbing in wine for milk- that’s creative!! What a fun way to come up with a cool twist!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
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    i’m dying teri, these look SO incredible!

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    Emily
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    I have never heard of anything like this in my life. I’m drinking red wine right now. I’m trying it.

  • Reply
    Pure2raw twins
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    haha love this idea – dipping cookies in wine!

    we need to plan a date and try this out 😉

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    Chase @ The Chase Project
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    Can you taste the wine?? How fascinating!

    • Reply
      Teri
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      just slightly! my coworkers thought it smelled like wine when they opened the tupperware!

  • Reply
    Ashley Dasher
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    I’m telling!!!! Also, I think I’ve ate these cookies from your mom before. Most likely, anyway.

    I like the wine idea. Can you taste it? Not that I don’t want to taste it, I want to taste it.

    • Reply
      Teri
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      hehehe. 🙂

      you can taste it just slightly! my coworkers thought it smelled like wine when they opened the tupperware and said they could totally taste it.

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    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
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    I’d prob use milk or almond milk–but I like choc crinkle cookies! yumm.

  • Reply
    Teri's Mom
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    Well! Who would have guessed that one! “Don’t tell my mom” Really? I love reading your blog.

    No, no to dunking cookies – in anything!

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