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Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies

Submitted by Jenica Caudill, Sales Representative. She says "The joy of sneaking brownie batter and chocolate chip cookie dough while baking these are combined here. Also, you have an excuse to drink wine while baking (if you needed one). Not to mention their rich, dark, color makes them immediately awe-worthy at parties!"
Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies, Wine
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups Baking Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Merlot
  • 10 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Combine, the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and Merlot. Once combined, gradually add in the dry ingredients from the medium bowl. Mix well as you go. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. Place rounded tablespoons of dough onto a prepared baking pan, leaving two inches or so in between.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Let cool slightly, then tranfser to a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Simply Scratch.