National Homemade Cookies Day: Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Cookie

Did you know the average person consumes almost 19,000 cookies in a lifetime? That’s insane – but also, seems about right… Pairing two things I love – cookies and wine – is a no brainer, especially on a day like today — it’s National Homemade Cookies Day! Read on to find a wine pairing for your favorite cookie.

Sugar Cookies + Riesling

Rieslings tend to be on the sweeter side, which will stand up to this cookie — whether you’re frosting it, or covering it in sprinkles or a crunchy sugar coating. Riesling’s crisp acidity will also cut through the buttery richness.

Jam Thumbprint Cookies + Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir usually leans toward red fruit flavors — raspberry, cranberry, strawberry — with vanilla tones that come from the oak barrels used to age the wine. These flavors will complement the cookie, making this combination is tart and jammy.

Snickerdoodles + Sauvignon Blanc

The best snickerdoodles will be sweet, spicy, and tangy. Pairing it with a Sauvignon Blanc that mimics the same sweet and savory notes will not disappoint.

Peanut Butter Cookies + Port

The sweetness of this dessert wine is enhanced by the hint of salt from the peanut butter — making a combination reminiscent of peanut butter and jelly!

Shortbread + Chardonnay

Buttery shortbread will taste amazing when paired with a buttery wine like Chardonnay. This wine will also bring out delicious vanilla notes in the shortbread.

Chocolate Chip + Merlot / Grenache / Moscato

Dark chocolate and merlot are a classic decadent pairing that helps you appreciate the sweeter notes of both the wine and the cookie. For cookies made with milk chocolate chips, try a smoother Grenache-based wine instead. White chocolate is sweet so you may want to pair it with a light, sweet wine, like a moscato.

What’s your favorite cookie? If it isn’t listed here, let me know!

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“Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing.”
– Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

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