Champagne Cookies

For anyone who’s ever wondered which desserty bite goes best with Champagne, look no further than this Champagne Cookies recipe. An old Italian favorite, these sweet little cookies will become a favorite treat in your home, even without a glass of bubbly to go along.
These decadent Champagne Cookies are sure to impress! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a unique treat, these cookies have the perfect balance of sweetness and indulgence. The gentle spicy notes of champagne combined with the crunchy texture of the cookie provide an unforgettable combination.

Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: What kind of champagne is used in making these Champagne Cookies?
A: Any kind of champagne can be used in this recipe, though sparkling white or rosé champagne works best. For a unique flavor, consider using an aged sparkling wine or fruity bubbly. The subtle sweetness enhances the flavor profile of the dish.


Q: Can I substitute butter for something else in this recipe?
A: For a dairy-free version, you could substitute vegan margarine for the butter. Alternatively, you could use a different type of cooking oil if desired. It’s important to note, however, that using these substitutes may alter the flavor and texture of the cookies slightly.


Q: How long should I bake these Champagne Cookies for?
A: The ideal baking time is 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges. Keep an eye on the cookies while they bake to ensure they don’t overcook.

Champagne Cookies

3.9 from 52 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Using only simple, fresh ingredients, this recipe is easy to prepare and can be ready in minutes. Plus, the combination of butter, sugar, and champagne provide a delicious taste that’s suitable for any occasion.


  • 1/2 cup multicolored candy sprinkles

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup champagne

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 drops red food coloring, or as needed


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the sprinkles in a shallow bowl.
  • Beat the shortening and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and creamy. Pour in the champagne, and mix for about 1 minute at low speed. The mixture will be lumpy. Mix in the baking powder, and stir in flour to make a smooth dough. Stir in red food coloring by drops until the mixture is desired shade of pink.
  • Pinch off about 1 rounded tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball, and dip the ball into the sprinkles, covering the top. Place the ball onto a baking sheet with the sprinkles up, and repeat with the rest of the dough. Use the bottom of a glass to press the cookies flat.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the cookies are very lightly browned and the cookies are crisp, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool 1 minute on a baking sheet before removing to a rack to finish cooling.

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