These puppies took second place in the Kansas City Star cookie contest last year. They are my go-to cookie when I have red wine left (most people would make a roast or something, but I can find use for anything in a cookie) or need a sophisticated cookie for my swanky friends. (I don’t actually have any swanky friends, but if I did…I would totally serve these.) In any case, the combination of red wine, dark chocolate and dried tart cherries is divine. And these cookies pack a lot of anti-oxidants with all that chocolate and red stuff…so we’ll call them, er… healthy.
Do not overbake these…I noticed they get tough quickly if left too long. And any kind of red wine will do…it doesn’t have to be Merlot. (But it does have to be wine you’d actually drink.) And if you’re in non-alcoholic mood, use a good quality cherry juice.