Your Six Favorite Christmas Cookies Paired with the Perfect Wine

It’s the time of year where a balanced diet consists of a Christmas cookie in each of your hands. But
what if I told you that you could set one of those cookies down and pick up the perfect glass of wine to go with that sugary treat?

Yes that’s right. There is a wine that can go with almost every one of your favorite Christmas cookies.

Here is a list of six of America’s favorite Christmas cookies and their little known partner in wine.

1. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies matched with Merlot

At this very moment my wife is humming Christmas carols while sipping Merlot and pressing her thumb in more than a dozen of these little goodies. The smooth Merlot is a perfect match to the chocolate and peanut butter treats.

2. Soft Molasses Cookies paired with Pinot Noir

Match the bright berry flavors of Pinot Noir with the rich chewy goodness of soft molasses cookies.


3. Snowball Cookies hooked-up with Pinot Grigio

Match these buttery, powdered sugar covered pecan filled shortbread cookies with the lemon-citrus notes of a Pinot Grigio.

4. Snickerdoodle Cookies with Sauvignon Blanc

Oh, my mother’s favorite. This buttery cinnamon sugar cookie hitches well with the flowery flavors of a good Sauvignon Blanc.

5. Classic Shortbread Cookies with Champagne

The classic shortbread cookie is a staple of the Christmas season. The next time you grab one, try washing it down with a glass of bubbly champagne.

6. Gingerbread Cookies and Riesling

The orchard fruit flavors of Riesling pair surprising well with the spicy notes of a gingerbread man. Grab a glass and break-off a piece of that gingerbread house.

This year, don’t just leave Santa a glass of milk. Try pouring him a glass of wine. Maybe he’ll leave you an extra special treat in return.

                  

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