6 Christmas Cookies and Wine Pairings

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Wine may not be the first thing you think of drinking when it comes to cookies, but why not? When milk becomes boring, and coffee and hot chocolate won’t do the trick, consider some of your favorite wines to pair with your holiday cookies. Try these sweet wine pairings for a new kind of treat.










Heart of the Desert Riesling & Gingerbread Cookies

The light, fruity flavors of Heart of the Desert’s Riesling creates a nice contrast for the bold winter spices of a gingerbread cookie, which enhances the flavors of both cookie and wine. The smooth, slightly oily texture of the wine also contrasts well with the rough texture of most gingerbreads.







Heart of the Desert Royal Zinphony and Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Pair this rich, chocolatey cookie with wine equally as full-bodied and decadent in flavor. Heart of the Desert’s Royal Zinphony fits the bill.








Heart of the Desert Chardonnay and Shortbread Cookies

Heart of the Desert’s Chardonnay has a lovely flavor that pairs well with rich shortbreads and smooth butter cookies. The vanilla notes in chardonnay further complement the simple yet decadent flavors of a tasty shortbread.








Heart of the Desert Merlot with Jam Filled Cookies

Jam thumbprints or Linzer cookies get most of their flavor from the fruity jam center. Heart of the Desert’s fruit-forward, jammy Merlot pairs nicely and enhances that sweet fruit flavor.








Heart of the Desert Cabernet Sauvignon and Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chocolate chip cookie is a match made in heaven for a rich, deep Cabernet Sauvignon. Heart of the Desert’s rich, lush, and juicy Cabernet, pairs beautifully with a soft-baked cookie loaded with chocolate chips and chunks.








Heart of the Desert Syrah and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Full-bodied and spicy Syrah can overwhelm your average cookie. But not the dense and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. This bold red is the perfect match for the classic treat and totally up for the job. Heart of the Desert’s Syrah is a perfect pairing with the oatmeal raisin cookie!








Try out these delicious pairings then let us know what you think.  Need a fun activity to do at your little Christmas soiree? Do some baking and pick up your favorite bottles of wine to match up. 



Happy Tasting!

Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines.  Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.