Wine Cookies (Original Italian)

    (75)
    45 mins

    This Italian Wine Cookie recipe was handed down through many generations. Thay are a crisp, not-too-sweet, EASY TO MAKE cookie that are great with coffee or tea.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) dry red wine
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar for decoration

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
    2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the wine and oil. Mix with a large fork and then with your hands.
    3. Roll small pieces of dough between hands to make "logs" then shape into circles. The circles should be no bigger than the 5cm in diameter. Roll cookies in extra sugar and place on cookie tray.
    4. Bake at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) for 25 minutes or until slightly brown. After cookies cool they should be hard and crisp.
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    The easiest cookie recipe ever. Although to improve the flavor slightly I added about a teaspoon of vanilla and a half of a lemon peel chopped finely. Half the batch I coated with regular sugar like the recipe suggested, the other half I added a little color and coated them with small, round, colored sprinkles.  -  12 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    66

    This is a very good Italian cookie. I thought it wouldn't be sweet enough because there isn't much sugar in the recipe, but it did have a nice sweetness to it. I used a Chianti wine (very dry) and I rolled the cookies in turbinado (raw) sugar instead of granulated sugar. My cookies were slightly purple before cooking. Then they turned a nice golden brown while they were baking. The taste reminds me of a really good sweet bread. This is a very unique cookie and I'm glad I tried it!  -  10 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    43

    These cookies are fantastic! They are light and crisp and even PURPLE!! They are just like the ones that my grandma used to make when she came here from Italy!  -  18 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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