Red wine, dark chocolate and almond cookies – November 24. 2007

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup dry red wine
1 5oz bar dark chocolate, melted
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C). In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the wine, melted chocolate and oil. Mix and then knead with your hands to incorporate chocolate.
Roll small pieces of dough between hands to make balls. The balls should be no bigger than 2 inches in diameter. Roll cookies in extra sugar and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until slightly brown. Cool on wire racks.

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