6 delicious and fragrant recipes for Christmas cookies made from wine. Get inspired!

Of course, wine belongs to the Christmas holidays.

But you don’t always have to consume it only in the form of a drink.

Don’t be afraid to use it in baking too!

Get inspired by our wine cookie recipes!

You can use white, red, rose or mulled wine!

Try it and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Simple wine candy

A very easy recipe for delicious cookies with just a few ingredients.


  • 2 and 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling, coating


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Put white wine, oil, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix well and gradually add flour a little at a time until everything is combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and knead.
  5. Then roll out the dough and use cutters to cut out individual shapes, or create these shapes from the dough by hand.
  6. The dough will be soft, so don’t overwork it.
  7. Finally, wrap or sprinkle the wine candy with sugar.
  8. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake, depending on the size and thickness of the cookies, for 15-25 minutes until golden.
Christmas pastries with white wine.
source: anitalianinmykitchen.com

Wine isn’t the only unusual liquid you can use when baking cookies. Also try Christmas pastries with vinegar !

Wine candy with almonds

The combination of wine and almonds has been tested for generations. Try their combination with this cookie recipe!


  • 230 g plain flour
  • 60 g of white wine
  • 60 g of oil
  • 60 g of granulated sugar
  • 10 g of potato starch
  • 4 g of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • grated lemon or orange peel
  • brown or powdered sugar for coating
  • 25-30 whole almonds


  1. Pour wine, oil into a bowl, add grated citrus peel, sugar and mix everything well.
  2. Add sifted flour, starch and baking powder.
  3. Mix thoroughly again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a lightly floured work surface, add a tablespoon of water and knead until a compact dough is formed.
  5. Cut small pieces from the dough with a knife and shape them into balls.
  6. Coat the surface of the balls in brown or powdered sugar.
  7. Place an almond ball in the middle and press it down a little.
  8. Place the wine cookies on a tray lined with baking paper and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Sweets with almonds and wine.
source: blog.giallozafferano.it

Do you want a healthier Christmas? Try sugar-free candy ! Sweeten your Christmas holidays with honey and other natural sweeteners.

Christmas pastries with mulled wine

In addition to classic white or red wine, you can also use mulled wine when baking cookies. This recipe is especially popular in German-speaking countries.


  • 2 and 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mulled wine
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 100 g of grated chocolate

For the frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mulled wine


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare a higher baking sheet in which you will bake this wine candy.
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar until foamy.
  3. Add all the eggs one at a time and mix.
  4. Then add the flour, baking powder, chocolate and mulled wine.
  5. Knead into a smooth dough and then spread it on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool and prepare the frosting in the meantime.
  8. For the frosting, mix the powdered sugar with the mulled wine. Adjust the amount of wine to the concentration.
  9. Spread it on the surface of the cookies and let it harden.
  10. Then cut into diamonds or other shapes.
Christmas pastries with mulled wine.
source: quick-german-recipes.com

Excellent red wine rings

A popular pastry of Italian origin, which is characterized by its fragility and delicious taste.


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 135 g of sugar
  • 100 ml of red wine
  • 90 g of oil
  • 20 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 g of baking powder
  • peel from half an orange
  • 1 g cinnamon powder
  • a pinch of ground cloves
  • brown sugar for coating


  1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves in a bowl and mix everything well.
  2. Add grated orange peel and oil, red wine.
  3. Work into a dough, adding a little more flour if needed.
  4. Then use a spoon to take a small amount of the dough and use your fingers to shape it into a ring.
  5. The size of the rings depends on your preferences, but the baking time must be adjusted accordingly.
  6. Finally, roll the rings in brown sugar and place them at sufficient intervals on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake in an oven preheated to 175°C for approximately 10-14 minutes.
Excellent Christmas rings made of red wine.
source: blog.giallozafferano.it

Christmas cookies made special with wine

Fluffy delicious cookies that will make your Christmas holidays more pleasant.


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line the trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, wine and granulated sugar until well combined.
  3. Add baking powder, salt, flour and vanilla.
  4. Work it into a dough and put it in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Then, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a floured board to a thickness of approximately half a centimeter.
  6. Cut out the individual shapes with a cookie cutter.
  7. Place them on the prepared trays and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes.
  8. Let the burgundy cookies cool slightly, then sprinkle with icing sugar.
Christmas cookies made special with wine.
source: mrfood.com

White wine Christmas cookies

You can easily create stars, crescents and other shapes from this delicious wine dough.


  • 200 g of rice flour
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup oil
  • 100 g corn starch
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. Sift the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl.
  2. Add oil and wine.
  3. Mix and work into a smooth and homogeneous dough with your hands.
  4. Form a ball, cover the dough with cling film and transfer to the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of about one centimeter and cut out the desired shapes with cutters.
  6. Place the wine cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake in an oven heated to 170°C for approximately 15-20 minutes.
  8. After baking, let the cookies cool and finally sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
White wine Christmas pastries.
source: cookpad.co

Do you have a weakness for cinnamon? Try our recipes for cinnamon cookies !

Wine and baking

Wine is a drink that can not only be consumed with the resulting dishes, but which can also be used in their preparation. You have probably already heard about the use of wine in cooking, especially in the preparation of various meat dishes and sauces. But you can use it in the same way when baking Christmas cookies.

White wine is most often used, but you can also use red or rose. Wine candy is tender and light. You don’t have to worry about the wine affecting its taste, even if you add quite a lot to the dough. In addition, when baking, it smells a little different than classic sweets. It will enrich your Christmas in many ways.

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