Sunday, January 25, 2009

Italian Wine Cookies

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!


Anonymous said...

Those look so elegant!

By the way, the whole vegan thing is a bit of a challenge. There is something about cream in my coffee?? What was it again? Oh yeah, I remember. I have to have it!

Eddie G said...

I can totally understand that! Back in the day, I was addicted to all of those International Delight creamers. Now that I'm a vegan, I use Silk creamers. They're surprisingly close to the real thing, only a little nuttier...which I love :) Even my non-vegan mother prefers Silk to regular creamer now!

Anonymous said...

I prefer my coffee Boston-style straight up! In other words, half coffee and half creamer/milk. When I tried Silk creamer my concoction was more like 95 percent Silk and 5 percent coffee.

Eddie G said...

Yeah, that's hardcore :-)

Anonymous said...

You'd be so proud, Eddie. I've been having light vanilla soy milk in my coffee every morning. I'm amazed. I got my starter kit too! Whoo hoo!

Anonymous said...

Quick question. I am looking for a butter substitute. Suggestions?

Eddie G said...

I like Earth Balance.

Anonymous said...


my grandma used to make those! i totally forgot about them! i'm going to make them this weekend. i'm probably way too excited about this.


Eddie G said...

a. - not at all! I always get excited about anything made with wine :)