Italian Wine Cookies
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5 from 9 votes

Italian Wine Cookies

The texture is of these cookies is more like an oatmeal cookie, neither dry or soft, but definitely not gooey. They don't leave messy hands or telltale powder marks when you eat them.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Christmas, cookies
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 36
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Make a well in the center and add the vegetable oil and wine. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To form the biscuits, pinch off 1-inch balls of dough and gently roll into a small log about 1/2-inch in diameter. Bring the ends together to form a circle and pinch to close.
  • Place the formed biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with the egg-water mixture. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes until solid and slightly crisp on the outside. Note: These cookies do not really brown, so test them after 12 minutes and time them according to your personal taste.
  • Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.


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Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg