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Wine Biscuits

From Italian Cooking and Living, December 2002/January 2003

These crunchy cookies take their name from the white wine they're made with.

  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup
  • 51/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup MistrÓ (star anise liqueur)-or substitute anisette
  • 11/2 tablespoons anise seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350░. Mix together all ingredients except the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Let the dough rest for at least 15 minutes, then roll into logs about 4 inches long. Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar together, and roll dough in this mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly, then slice 1/2-inch thick, place on cookie sheets, and bake at 400░ for 5 to 10 minutes, until cookies dry out. Serve with a sweet dessert wine. Makes 30 to 40

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