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Wine Cookies, or Biscotti al Vino


The holidays (or having friends for dinner) bring all sorts of leftovers, including half-empty bottles of wine. This is a surprisingly tasty way of dealing with said leftover wine, and your kids, or office-mates if you take these cookies to work, will loudly demand more. An excuse to open a second bottle!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup (250 ml) wine of any kind
  • 1 cup (250 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (220 g) sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 1/5 cups (500 g) flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • More sugar for rolling the cookies in


Work all the ingredients together, until you obtain a dough that's firm but fairly soft, rather like pizza dough. Roll it into snakes that you can shape into rings or S shapes, or into balls that you can flatten with the palm of your hand.

Dredge the cookies in granulated sugar, put them on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake them in a 360 F (180 C) oven for 20 minutes. Cool them on a rack, and prepare to be asked for more.

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