Italian Wine Cookies Recipe -

Italian Wine Cookies

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"This is a recipe my grandmother from Italy passed down. It is similar to other Italian Wine Cookie recipes."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. Warm the wine and oil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 12 cups of flour. Stir in water, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together in a soft ball. Knead well.
  2. Roll the dough into a snake and cut into two inch pieces. Run each piece over a basket or use a fork to get ridges in the dough.
  3. Heat oil for frying in a large pot. Deep fry cookies until medium brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Warm honey in a frying pan until very liquid. Roll the cookies in the honey, and then place in a dish. Allow the honey to cool and serve.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2007

this is and old recipe that my grandma made for years her mother past this down to her and she past it my mom and my mom gave it to me the only thing differant is that she makes hers with shortening not oil so that the dough is not to wet and fryes up nice she has this old ceader board that has riges in it and rolls them like a cavatt i hope that the people that has had a hard time with this recipe will try it one more time with the shortening good luck and happy baking

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2007

I've been looking for this recipe for a while now, but I'm confused on the the amount of oil. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of veg. oil and then a quart for frying, but it doesn't tell you when to add the 2 1/2 cups of veg. oil. Was there a typo or am I really blind?


12 Ratings

Dec 21, 2008

Please do not add water. Just bring oil and wine to a boil, add a pinch of salt to flour and mix with oil and wine mixture, fry and coat with honey. delicious

Jan 01, 2004

This recipe does not work. Tried it twice and no results. Dough is way to wet even at only two cups. Then tried adding mord flour and at 3/4 cup gave up. When cooked in oil we tried some for 10 minutes and even then although outside was crisp inside was wet.

Jul 06, 2005

thank you sooooooo much!!! I have searched for more years than I care to reveal. this is like bringing my Nana back to me.... Hugs to you!!!!

Dec 13, 2010

This is a super huge recipe. I make a large batch of dough w/ 1 cup oil, 1 cup wine, 1 cup water and about 6-8 cups of flour until it workable. Also add 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. cloves and the finely chopped orange peel of 3 large oranges. Fry them then honey them. I like to add a couple of Tbsp of sugar to the sugar to form a glaze.

Dec 23, 2009

We edited the recipe to include the oil and address the many issues that users have had with the amount of water in the recipe.

Dec 15, 2003

Thank you, I have been searching for this recipe for 7 years. It was a Christmas tradition to make Italian Wine cookies since I was a child. This one of the easiest and most deliciousest cookies I know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you, again. Tejani.


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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