Milena's Red Wine Cookies

Milena's red wine cookies


1 cup dry red wine (the better the wine, the better the cookies)

1 cup sugar

1 cup oil - Canola or some other mild seed oil

a pinch of salt

1/2 tsp. of baking soda

1/2 tsp. of baking powder

4 1/2 c. flour - (start with one cup but keep adding as much as necessary until you get a dough that has a thick consistency and can be easily rolled.)

more sugar for dipping


Place the red wine, oil, and sugar in a bowl and whisk together. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and the flour, sifting it into the bowl at little at a time. Stir with a wooden spoon, continuing to add more flour until it has a stiff consistency.


Gently roll out small pieces of the dough on a wooden board into a narrow "snake" shape - about 6 inches, the thickness of small finger. Then carefully swirl the ends toward the center, into an "S" shape. Dip into sugar and place on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, but keep checking.  The cookies should be browned on the bottom and slightly on top.