This season, leave the milk for Santa and try pairing your cookies with wine. Following is a list of our favorite holiday cookies to pair with Black Star Farms wines.
Classic Spritz Cookies
Not quite as sweet as sugar cookies, nor as buttery as shortbread, spritz cookies are the perfect marriage of both. For a simple, light cookie like this, we suggest reaching for a more delicate wine like our Bedazzled. The fruit profile of this sparkling wine is a nice complement to the cookie’s flavor, while the bubbles and acidity keep your palate clean.
Chocolate Crinkles Cookies
Chocolate and wine, is there a more perfect pair? We recommend sipping on our Sirius Red Dessert Wine for this chocolatey delight. This fortified, port-style wine has intense flavors of dark berries and spice that marry perfectly with the fudgy goodness of this holiday cookie.
Pecan Snowball Cookies
A nutty cookie like this deserves to be paired with a wine with more unique flavors like our 2017 Tribute Off-Dry Riesling. This wine was aged on the lees for a year giving it a unique depth and richness not often found in Michigan Rieslings. As a result, this wine has a slight breadiness that is perfect alongside the nutty and buttery flavors of this classic cookie.
Gingerbread has deep flavors of spice and molasses. Therefore we suggest pairing it with a wine that possesses intense flavors as well, like our 2017 Arcturos Winter Harvest Riesling. Made in the style of ice wine, this decadent dessert wine is rich on the palate with ripe apricot and honey flavors that will complement the boldness of this holiday favorite.
Cheers to having fun this holiday season!