Monday, September 19, 2011

Red Wine-Olive Oil Cookies

Craving something sweet tonight, I really wanted to bake some cookies. But, alas, I had no butter in the house. What's a cookie-craving gal to do...without having to hoof it out to the grocery store? Make olive oil cookies, of course!

Baking with olive oil creates cookies that are more cake-like in texture, but with a crisp outside. Just make sure you use a good, flavorful olive oil.

2 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
1/2 t baking powder
Pinch pink Himalaya salt
1 C organic granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C olive oil, plus a little for baking stone
1/2 C dry red wine
1 T aniseed

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs with the olive oil and wine. Use a rubber spatula to stir the liquid mix plus aniseeds into the dry one, just until well combined; if the mixture is too stiff, add a little more wine.

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a lightly baking stone and back for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool a couple of minutes, then remove the cookies to a rack to cool further. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Manic Mother

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