Italian Wine Cookies

    50 mins

    This is a recipe my grandmother from Italy passed down. It is similar to other Italian Wine Cookie recipes.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 60 

    • 2 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 1/2 cups (375ml) red wine
    • 2 1/2 cups (375ml) water
    • 12 cups (1500g) plain flour
    • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying
    • 1 cup (250ml) honey, warmed slightly

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Warm the wine over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 12 cups of flour. Stir in 2 cups of water. If consistency is too dry, add up to 1/2 cup more of water. Knead well.
    2. Roll the dough into a snake and cut into 5cm pieces. Run each piece over a basket or use a fork to get ridges in the dough.
    3. Heat oil for frying in a large pot. Deep fry cookies until medium brown. Drain on paper towels.
    4. Warm honey in a frying pan until very liquid. Roll the cookies in the honey, and then place in a dish. Allow the honey to cool and serve.

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    I've been looking for this recipe for a while now, but I'm confused on the the amount of oil. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of veg. oil and then a quart for frying, but it doesn't tell you when to add the 2 1/2 cups of veg. oil. Was there a typo or am I really blind?  -  29 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is and old recipe that my grandma made for years her mother past this down to her and she past it my mom and my mom gave it to me the only thing differant is that she makes hers with shortening not oil so that the dough is not to wet and fryes up nice she has this old ceader board that has riges in it and rolls them like a cavatt i hope that the people that has had a hard time with this recipe will try it one more time with the shortening good luck and happy baking  -  23 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Please do not add water. Just bring oil and wine to a boil, add a pinch of salt to flour and mix with oil and wine mixture, fry and coat with honey. delicious  -  21 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)