Sunday, September 11, 2011

Red wine chocolate coconut cookies recipe

Red wine chocolate coconut cookies

Red wine + coconut + chocolate in a cookie is unusual but delicious. You have just to take my word for it, or try it yourself. 

The cookies are light and crispy, not very sweet and have a complex flavor.  

The aroma from combining red wine and cocoa or chocolate is absolutely divine. I cannot explain in words the aroma but it reminds me of high quality Mexican vanilla beans. Unfortunately some of the aroma disappears once the cookies are baked but I guess you can’t have everything. 

The cookie dough is unlike regular cookie dough, instead it is more like bread dough. As such it is quite workable and easy to form into shapes.

Adopted from an earlier recipe I made for red wine coconut cookies

1¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup full-bodied red wine

1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, coconut and salt into a large bowl
2. Stir in the sugar, oil, and wine to form a stiff dough
3. Shape the dough and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet
4. Bake at 360 F (180 C) for 20 minutes.

Red wine chocolate coconut cookies


  1. Very particular, friable and not too sweet (this is good).
    I like this recipe!

    I also made a recipe with white wine:
    1 cup of white wine (not sweet)
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup of vegetable oil (a little less than 1 cup)
    1 dose of baking powder (16 grams)
    All purpose flavour (enough to work the dough with hands, approximately 500-700 gr, it depends on other ingredients)

    Mixing with a wooden spoon, melt the sugar in the wine, add oil and then baking powder. Add flavour until you can work the dough with hands.
    Shape it in this form: (sorry, I don't know how to say it in English).
    Bake at 180C for 10-15 minutes.


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