Recipe for Krasokoulourakia – Greek Wine Cookies
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These crispy cookies are delicately perfumed with sweet wine. You can use any type of sweet wine that you have on hand – but you should stick to sweet Greek wine such as Mavrodaphne if you can find it.
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup Greek olive oil
- 1/3 cup sweet wine
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Whisk the orange juice and sugar together into a large bowl until the sugar dissolves. Once that happens, whisk in the olive oil until the mixture is thick. Whisk in the wine and set the mixture aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while whisking, beating with an electric mixer set on medium speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon.
Form the dough into a ball using your hands and cover it with plastic wrap. Set the dough in the refrigerator.
Remove the dough from the fridge when you’re ready to make the cookies and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To form the shape of the cookie, roll apiece of dough in your hands until it forms a rope about 3-4 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Twist the dough so that creates a curled, twisted shape (as pictured) and place 1-inch apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake the sheet in the center of the oven until cookies are golden. This should take 12-15 minutes. Let cookies cool on the pan or on a cooling rack.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com