I stumbled upon this accidentally-vegan recipe for Italian wine cookies and knew I had to try it. They have a beautiful lilac color, and I can't even begin to explain how delicious they are! Do yourselves a favor and put these on your to-do lists pronto.
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons evaporated cane sweetener (plus more to coat)
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder, and sweetener in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add red wine (I used a zinfandel) and vegetable oil. Start mixing with a fork, then knead with hands.
Roll small pieces of dough between hands to create logs, then shape into spirals (2-3 inches in diameter). Coat spirals with additional sweetener and place on cookie sheet.
Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (or until slightly brown). Let cookies cool completely before enjoying with a good cappuccino...or a glass of wine!