Mulled wine cookies are large, soft spice cookies with mulled wine poured right into the batter.
The mulled wine flavor comes through the best in the mulled wine icing that zig-zags across the tops of the mulled wine cookies. I thought it was pretty to pipe the icing that way, but next time, I’d throw appearance out of the kitchen and paint the whole cookie with the mulled wine icing. The cookie is wonderful, but the icing is what makes it truly shine.
Mulled Wine Cookies Recipe
For years, when I’ve thought about cookies, I’ve turned to Anna Ginsberg’s blog, Cookie Madness. Cookie Madness is like the cookie version of Cupcake Project. Well, it turns out that Anna has a cookbook. I had to check it out!
Buying mulling spices is a nice route to go if you don’t already own all of the component spices that go into the blend like cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole cloves, and orange zest. If you already have those in your pantry, you can try a from-scratch recipe for mulled wine. I love Ina Garten’s mulled wine recipe.
For more mulled wine fun and the story of my stuffed Rudolph doll, check out my mulled wine cupcakes.