These Red Wine–Chocolate Cookies Are a Girls' Night Dream Come True

This dessert combines red wine and dark chocolate for double the richness (and antioxidants!).

dark chocolate red wine spoon
Photo: Ted Cavanaugh.

Red wine and dark chocolate don't need a hard sell, but we're happy to bring you even more hedonistic joy: The dark chocolate (go for at least 70 percent cacao) has loads of healthful flavonols, the wine contains reversatrol-a serious antioxidant. And you'll get a wide range of health-boosting phytonutrients when you enjoy them together, says Angela Onsgard, R.D.N., a nutritionist at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. (FYI, a daily glass of red may benefit your brain age.) These delicious cookies merge the two beautifully. (Ditto for this red wine hot chocolate.)

Red Wine–Chocolate Cookies

Makes: 40 cookies

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened


Nutrition facts per cookie: 86 calories, 5g fat (2.2g saturated), 10g carbs, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 33mg sodium

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