Dark Chocolate Cookies with Champagne Buttercream

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on December 30, 2011

I meant to post this last week, but never was able.

Please accept my sincere apologies.  I wish I could send you each some of these cookies to make amends.

They are absolutely amazing.  Completely decadent.  Totally befitting an enchanting evening such a New Years Eve.

I used Sprinkle Bakes Chocolate Sugar Cookies.  She describes them as being ideal for decorating, and I couldn’t agree more!

The champagne buttercream is just a basic recipe I have been using, with the substitution of champagne for the heavy cream.


Tips for success:

Use a good quality cocoa.  These cookies are rich and you can really taste the deep cocoa flavor.  The better the cocoa, the better the cookie.  Seriously, Heather knows her stuff.

Use a champagne you enjoy.   You only need three tablespoons for the recipe… wouldn’t it be a shame to let an opened bottle of champagne to go to waste?

If you want to make the cute little poinsettia design I did, simply grab a Wilton #366 tip and have at it.  I threw on some gold sprinkles for good measure.

Have fun!  Lick the bowl and eat some cookie dough.  Then run 27 miles so you can fit into your pretty New Years Eve outfit.

P.S.  I am totally going to post the Snow Globe tutorial soon!  Its on my list!

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  • Bethany says:

    These are so cute! And at least we’re hanging out on FB together late on a Friday night, right?

    • Amanda says:

      Yes!!! Love to you! 🙂

  • Kris says:

    these are STUNNING! you are so talented and imaginative with frosting.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Kris!

  • Maria says:

    Beautiful! Happy New Year my friend! xoxo

    • Amanda says:

      Right back at you Maria!! I was just on your blog looking at your favorite “recipe” of 2011… you totally made my day with that! 🙂

  • Lesley says:

    🙂 you’re asweetheart… we can be lame together! virtual slumber party!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! Sounds like a deal! 🙂

  • Christina says:

    Looks absolutely amazing!
    Must make these asap!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks beautiful lady! Many blessings to you!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Happy New Year my friend! I heart you!!

    • Amanda says:

      I heart you more! 🙂

  • Kara @ Cookies in the Cupboard says:

    Those look divine! Love them!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you! Many blessings to you Kara!

  • Jessie @ Possible Baker says:

    So pretty! And you are right, Sprinkle Bakes does def know her stuff! I honestly think I might have to make these to ring in the new year!

    • Amanda says:

      Isnt she amazing?!? Loved getting to know you better this year Jessica!

      • Jessie @ Possible Baker says:

        Your comment just made my day:) I love your blog and am so thankful for you! Cheers to getting to know more of each other in 2012! Much baking love to you!!

  • trisha says:

    I love how you piped the top of the cookies…just adds so much to their design! Pictures are so pretty too!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you SO much for those kind words! 🙂 Blessings!

  • Amalia says:

    These look irresistible! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweet Amalia!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! And well champagne buttercream…say no more! Happy New Year my sweet friend, wishing you and your family a wonderful 2012.

    • Amanda says:

      You as well beautiful Sylvie!!!

  • Michelle says:

    So pretty! Happy new year!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you! You too!

  • nicole {sweet peony} says:

    these are gorgeous! i bet they taste amazing too! happy 2012 amanda! 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you… you have an amazing 2012 as well!!

  • Ann P. says:

    champagne, dark chocolate, and cookies! how indulgent! i need to try these immediately!!

    • Amanda says:

      You are so cute! 🙂

  • heather says:

    Oh, Amanda! They are gorgeous! Your buttercream poinsettia elevates them to a whole new level of beautiful! Thank you so much for trying my cookies, and I hope you have a great 2012!!


  • DessertForTwo says:

    Adorable! I love champagne in desserts!!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    So very elegant. Just lovely. Happy, Happy New Year, Amanda!!

  • Paula says:

    Perfect little pretty cookies. Enjoying your photography work too! Happy New Year to you and your family Amanda. May 2012 bring your family a full year of wonderful blessings.

  • sweetsugarbelle says:

    Thank you for this recipe! My neighbor has been looking for a champagne buttercream recipe ALL YEAR! Happy happy new year! These are beautiful cookies!

  • Sally says:

    My friend and I made these yesterday – delish!! Needless to say, I’m having them for breakfast. Starting the New Year out right!

  • Miri Leigh says:

    These are beautiful and look delicious! Thank you for sharing and happy new year to you and yours!

  • marla says:

    Now these are super fun Amanda. You & Sprinkle Bakes working baking magic is pretty awesome. Loving up the idea of that champagne buttercream. Happy New Year to you & your beautiful family. Hope it is filled with love, hope and tons of giggles! XOXO

  • Nic@diningwithastud says:

    The buttercream on these looks divine

  • GosiaL says:

    once I tried to use in cream whiskey…I just couldn’t taste it even after 3 tablespoons…do you have any idea for me ?

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