Makes 50-60 cookies.
- Prep time: 30min
- Cook time: 20min
- Total time: 50min
- Difficulty: Basic
These Italian cookies have a delicate anise flavor, with hints of wine. They taste like crunchy sugar cookies and are incredibly simple to make. These cookies pair perfectly with a glass of wine or tea.
- 1 teaspoon anise seeds
- 240ml white wine
- 440g all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 170g granulated sugar + more for coating cookies
- 125ml sunflower oli + more for brushing cookies
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Two baking sheets should be lined with parchment paper.
Crush the anise seeds lightly, then add them to the wine and soak for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the sugar to combine.
In the center of the flour mixture, make a well and add the oil and wine (discard anise seeds). To combine the dough, use a wooden spoon or your fingertips. Knead the dough a few times.
Roll a walnut-sized piece of dough into an 8-10cm long strip to shape the cookies. Form a ring with the edges and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Brush the cookies with oil and top with granulated sugar.
Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes, or until the bottoms are just lightly golden brown. Allow to cool before storing in an airtight container for two weeks.
Goveda Rebarca U Crnom Vinu is another name for this.
The natural beauty of these Italian cookies lies in the fact that you can taste the wine as well as the lovely delicate anise flavor. They taste like crunchy sugar cookies and are incredibly simple to make. These cookies pair well with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.