Saturday, February 4, 2012

27 Chocolatelove: Gluten Free Chocolate Wine Cookies

Hey everyone, Happy Saturday!

I hope that y'alls month has started off well, and I'm excited to co-host #chocolatelove this month! There's already several amazing recipes out today, and I'm contributing my first recipe, gluten free chocolate wine cookies.

This recipe is based upon a red wine cookie recipe that I found earlier this month from this link. Its fairly easy to make, and super tasty! For this adaptation, I use chocolate red wine from a local winery in Virginia. If you can't find any chocolate infused wines, just substitute with red wine and 2 tbsp cocoa. Chocolate wines are fairly easy to find in organic-grocery stores. Also, don't be thrown off if the cookie dough looks gray before baking, it'll turn into an awesome purple color once baked!

I hope you enjoy, and here's a few of my favorite older chocolate recipes:
Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles with Mocha Ice Cream
Gluten Free Blackberry Chocolate Truffles
Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Pie
Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Creme Brulee

Thank you to all my co-hosts, listed below, and check out all of their chocolate recipes in the bloghop! My Chocolate Wine Cookie Recipe will be below the bloghop links.

A Little Bit of Everything ~ Roxana ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Badger Girl Learns to Cook ~ Kimberly ~ @BdgrGrl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
Baking Extravaganza ~ Samantha 
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker 
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth 
CafeTerraBlog ~ Terra ~ @CafeTerraBlog 
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Cakeballs, Cookies and More ~ Sue
Cooking with Books ~ Marnely ~ @nella22
Creative Cooking Corner ~ Karriann ~ @KarriannGraf 
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Elephant Eats ~ Amy 
Georgiecakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes 
Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19 
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy ~ @JavaCupcake
Kitchen Belleicious ~ Jessica ~ @kbelleicious
Mike's Baking ~ Mike ~ @mikesbaking
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk 
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley 
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Rico sin Azucar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Savoring Every Bite ~ Linda ~ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Smart Food and Fit ~ Lisa ~ @LisaNutrition
Soni's Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood  
Sprint 2 the Table ~ Laura ~ @Sprint2theTable
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna ~ @tspbasil  
That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Dusty Baker ~ Jacqueline ~ @dustybakergal
The More Than Occasional Baker ~ Ros ~ @bakingaddict
The Spicy RD ~ EA ~ @thespicyrd  
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian 
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack 
Vegetarian Mamma  ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma
You Made That? ~  Suzanne ~ @YouMadeThatblog

Gluten Free Chocolate Wine Cookies

Servings 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 15 minutes

1 cup chocolate red wine
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup white rice flour
3/4 cup potato starch
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup almond flour
2 tsp xantham gum
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325F

In a small saucepan, reduce the wine and cinnamon down to a half cup, over medium low heat. Let the wine reduce to room temperature.
Its so red!
In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter until combined. Pour the wine into the bowl, along with the oil and baking powder. Whisk until well combined.

Mix the flours and gums in a small bowl, and add to the wet mix by the half cup, stirring in between each addition until combined. Once all the flour is added and mixed together, add in the chocolate chips. Spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.

Serve with a nice red or sweet wine, and enjoy!
From grey...
to purple!


  1. yep! Its official. I am going to make these to have with my glass of wine this week! Wow- they look great! Sending chocolatelove to ya!

    1. Awesome! Let me know how they turn out!

  2. I'm definitely intrigued - I've never seen a wine cookie but it makes perfect sense to pair red wine and chocolate in a cookie because they are such great flavor compliments.

  3. Cookies... Wine.. Put them together and you make an amazing concoction!!! I am super curious!

  4. What a cool combination of flavors! I've never heard of chocolate wine before, but I do remember sampling some delicious wines when I lived in Virginia :-) Happy #chocolatelove !

    1. Yeah, I only heard of it in the past year, and I'm definitely posting a recipe or two using another local wine for inspiration.

  5. What beautiful color!I have to try this, never used wine in my cookies before, but this sure looks delicious!Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks! Its really interesting seeing the baking powder and wine react together.

  6. You two are becoming quite the gf baking duo. I'm loving the the recipes that you share and seriously who wouldn't want cookie me with wine and purple. A thousand LIKES!

    1. Thank you so much! I'll be posting a mini-cake recipe with chocolate and cherries this week as well!

  7. I've made red wine cookies before, they are pretty good.

    1. Yeah! I really enjoy the texture that they have.

  8. that is just neat, and I love the colour, how fun!

  9. I love the color of your cookies! Wine and chocolate is a delicious combination.

  10. i've never heard of chocolate red wine, but i know wine and choc go well together! yay for GF baking :)

    1. Yeah! I only discovered it recently, but it is amazing. If you're interested I've been able to find them in those organic/natural food grocery stores, not sure how far the distribution is though.

  11. Wow, these are some special cookies with chocolate wine. Sending you some #choclatelove :)

  12. Wow.. what lovely cookies ,especially the color is pretty! Not forgetting the interesting ingredients too! Fantastic! :)

  13. I love chocolate and red wine, so they must be great paired in a yummy cookie.
    Great Job! Sending #chocolatelove your way!

  14. = perfect for me :) Looks GREAT!

    Dropping by to share some #chocolatelove! Glad to be co-hosting with you!
    (Vegetarian Mamma)

    1. Same to you, there's been many awesome ideas this month so far!

  15. This is perfect for the wine-chocolate lover and even better to wash them down with more wine! Can't wait to try this recipe!

    Dropping by to say hello via #chocolatelove bloghop! ~ Lisa :)

  16. Wine?! This is just such a great idea, love it!

  17. This is a very cool recipe. Reminds me of a chocolate cabernet sauce I bought at Laurel Grey vineyards in NC - yummy! Sending #chocolatelove your way!