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Wine Cookies / Ciambelle al Vino

Wine Cookies Ciambelle al Vino, a delicious crunchy not too sweet Italian fall cookie, made with white wine. Fast and easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used corn oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • sugar for coating
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon anise seeds (if desired)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius)
  • In a medium mixing bowl add wine, oil, sugar, salt and baking powder (add anise seeds if using) mix well, gradually add flour, a little at a time, until it all comes together.
  • Transfer to a slightly floured flat surface and knead lightly approximately 10 times. Dough will be soft, so don’t work it too much.
  • Cut off a little dough at a time, roll into a small chubby rope (about 5 inches (13 centimeters long) and bring ends together to form a circle. Dip in sugar and and place on parchment covered cookie sheets, bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or golden in colour. Enjoy!


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg