Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies; Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 30
A rich, dark, grown-up cookie.
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup merlot
  • 6-8 oz good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and merlot and mix gently.
  4. Gradually add in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  5. Fold in chocolate chunks and scoop by rounded teaspoons onto a prepared baking pan, approximately 2" apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set but still soft. Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
The original recipe calls for Dark Cocoa Powder, which I can never find in my grocery stores. They were equally delicious with regular cocoa powder, just slightly lighter in colour. If you have the dark stuff, go for it!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2012/02/saturday-sweets-dark-chocolate-merlot-cookies-and-an-award/