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Gerhild's Mulled Wine Cookies ❤️

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

German Mulled Wine Cookies

Wine cookies, traditional German Christmas cookies, use mulled wine, aka Glühwein, in the cookie as well as the icing. This recipe was sent in by another Gerhild. Check out Gerhild's Page to read about this unusual group of people and also see the various German recipes that they have submitted.

This recipe is a translation of the Glühweinplätzchen recipe sent in by Gerhild Froeschke. She mentioned that she takes recipes and changes them to make them her own. 

This is one of those recipes. Glühwein (mulled wine) is a very traditional German drink, especially during the Christmas celebrations and can be purchased throughout Germany. 

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You'll find the recipe for Glühwein right below the recipe for the Mulled Wine Cookies. These wine cookies are really bar cookies, baked on a cookie sheet and then cut into squares. makes for easy baking. 

You will see in the photo above that the cookies have been dusted with powdered sugar. That's totally optional. When they are iced, the icing absorbs into the tops of the cookies. Dusting with powdered sugar looks so pretty, but not necessary.

Ready to make the Mulled Wine Cookies?

Gerhild's Glühweinplätzchen ~ Mulled Wine Cookies

Wine cookies, traditional German Christmas cookies, use mulled wine, aka Glühwein, in the cookie as well as the icing. These wine cookies are really bar cookies, baked on a cookie sheet and then cut into squares. makes for easy baking.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2¼ cups flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ lb chocolate, grated
  • ½ cup Glühwein
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp Glühwein (for icing)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a rimmed cookie sheet.
  2. Beat butter or margarine together with the sugar until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, on at a time, mixing well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, chocolate, and Glühwein. Mix everything well.
  5. Spread onto cookie sheet.
  6. Back for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool on wire rack.
  8. For icing, mix together icing sugar and just enough Glühwein until it is the proper spreading consistency. Brush over cooled "cookie".
  9. Let icing set. Cut into bars (or traditional diamond shape) and serve.
  10. If desired, dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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Ready to make Glühwein?

Make your own Glühwein

Glühwein (mulled wine) is a very traditional German drink, especially during the Christmas celebrations and can be purchased throughout Germany. 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

60 minutes

Total Time

65 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of a good dry red wine
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 to 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions:

  1. Put into pot, bring to simmer, cover, and reduce heat to just below simmering and leave for about 1 hour. 
  2. Strain out the spices. It's ready to use. 

Notes/Hints:

  • If you want non-alcoholic Glühwein, just let it boil briefly to evaporate the alcohol. The Glühwein gives a really nice flavor to these cookies as well as their icing.

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