This past weekend one of my best friends from college was in town. This meant we spent a lot of time drinking wine, reading magazines, eating junk food, and Facebook stalking old college crushes….pretty much what we did in college. It’s funny how easily I revert back into my 21 year old self. Now somebody please tell that to my wrinkles and metabolism!!
These cookies are perfect for a girls weekend or a dinner party. Why? Because there is wine IN the icing (!!!). To make the icing, I just mixed together confectioners sugar and reduced red wine. By reducing the red wine, you do get rid of the alcohol, but you really boost up the concentration of the flavor, so the cookies really do taste like wine. I only spiked the purple icing that made up the wine in the wine glass, but if I had wanted all of the icing (even the blue making up the glass) to be spiked, I would have used white wine instead of milk.
This recipe was actually inspired by the wine glass shaped cookie cutter I found at Sur La Table. I couldn’t help but pick up the wine glass and wine bottle cookie cutters knowing that I would find a good use for them. They also have champagne bottle and glass cookie cutters which would be delicious with champagne frosting…maybe that will be my next project! Wouldn’t little champagne cookies be wonderful for a bridal shower or New Years Eve!?