A lot of richness goes into this cookie. Red wine, dark cocoa powder, chocolate chunks. They’re soft, thick, and make the perfect pairing for a cold glass of thick almond milk. Created for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Month (back in March), if you’re a fan of red wine and chocolate and cookies, then you’ll like these.
Red Wine-Spiked Double Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
3/4 cup (180mL) dark cocoa powder
3/4 cup (180mL) sorghum flour
1/2 cup (120mL) teff flour
1/4 cup (60mL) tapioca flour
1 tablespoon (15mL) ground flaxseeds
1 teaspoon (5mL) xanthan gum
1 teaspoon (5mL) baking powder
1 teaspoon (5mL) fine sea salt
3/4 cup (180mL) loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (120mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (120mL) vegan buttery spread, such as Earth Balance
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (150mL) red wine, preferably Merlot
1 teaspoon (5mL) vanilla extract
1 cup (240mL) nondairy, semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Put the cocoa powder, sorghum flour, teff flour, tapioca flour ground flaxseeds, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
Put the brown sugar, vegan buttery spread, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl. Using the stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and vanilla extract. Beat to combine (it will look loose and separated… that’s completely fine). Add the flour mixture. Beat to combine. Stir in the chocolate chunks by hand.
Drop the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 tablespoons of the mixture per cookie. Press down slightly. Leave about 2-inches of space between each portion.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the centre just becomes firm.
Let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.