Italian Wine Cookies

December 21, 2017 Comments are closed » [ssba]

The holiday season brings desserts in all their sugary forms: indulgent cakes, rich icings and chocolate for days. While I admit that I have a powerful sweet tooth, sometimes something a little less saccharine hits the spot… especially when paired with a decadent dessert wine like Port. Italian Wine Cookies are a great answer to the overly-sugared holiday season. Subtly sweet and made with wine… oh, what a treat!

Italian wine cookies
Italian Wine Cookies made with Ponte Zinfandel and Pastorello


3 – 3 ½ cups flour
1 cup red, white or sweet wine
½ cup olive oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch of salt
Extra granulated sugar for coating cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, wine, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Gradually mix in the flour, stirring consistently, until the dough is able to hold its shape.
  4. Knead the dough on a well-floured cutting board, then use a rolling pin to roll it flat.
  5. Cut the dough into long, thin strips.
  6. Roll out each strip of dough until they are about ½” diameter and 12” long, then cut each strip in half.
  7. Gently twist the two pieces together, creating a braided look, then connect the ends to form a circle.
  8. Dip the top of the donut-shaped cookie into a shallow bowl of granulated sugar until the tops are evenly covered. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden-brown.
  10. Pair with your favorite Ponte wine and enjoy!

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