White wine cookies – rollitos de vino blanco are delicious sweet treats! If you haven’t tried them yet, here is your chance! They are easy to make & fast to bake!
How it all started:
A friend of mine brought me white wine cookies one day. Guys, there were divine! They were so delicious I did not feel like sharing them with anyone! They were so good I knew right then that I would be making them pretty soon.
So my research for homemade white wine cookies recipe started. I was pleasantly surprised that to make these only a few ingredients are needed. What I did not like was the fact that most Spanish recipes use a lot of oil. And by oil I mean vegetable oil. Now don’t get me wrong, I use oil in baking but those recipes contained waaay to much oil to my liking.
I knew I had to change my search and it was then when I came across a white wine cookies recipe in English. Nourished Kitchen blog has an interesting recipe there using einkorn grain. I don’t think I ever come across einkorn flour so I took a risk using plain flour instead. What I liked about this recipe was that it uses olive oil instead of sunflower or vegetable oil.
Guys don’t get discouraged by the oil part. The combination of olive oil and white wine works! These white wine cookies with olive oil definitely stand out from your ordinary cookies and if you haven’t tried them yet, go for it!
Do you know the funny thing about these white wine cookies?
When I was about to make them for the first time I was on the phone with my mom. I told her what cookies I was making. And she tells me: “But we used to make wine cookies as well!”. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! Haha! So there I was researching for rollitos de vino blanco recipe for ages while my mom has the recipe! Of course they just call them wine cookies!
Where do white wine cookies come from?
So I was keen on learning a bit more about them. Well, I did not find much information. All I got was that wine cookies are traditionally made in Italy as well as in Spain (or at least some parts). So now I know in Slovakia we also make these but they are not so popular because I had not heard about them before at all!
If you make white wine cookies or have a different recipe that you use, let me know. I would like to compare my notes! The thing is when I read out loud the recipe to my mom she said to me: No no, this is not the way we make them! So I can’t wait to make her version of these cookies so I can compare the taste and texture.
If you have a white wine cookies recipe, please let me know. I am curious!
White wine cookies recipe break down:
Preparation: It can’t get any easier than this! All you need is a mixing bowl, a baking tray lined with baking paper (or a silicone mat) and 10 minutes of your time to prepare these yummy treats.
Throw all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. I give the dry ingredients a stir before pouring the wet ones in. Mix. Form dough (the easiest way is to knead it for 1-2 minutes on your work top).
Roll it into a sausage and cut 20 pieces out of it. Form them into balls. These balls do not need to be perfect looking balls. They can have creases. No worries there. Now you will have to pierce each ball with your finger or the end of a wooden spoon. Stretch the hole more as it will shrink back.
Baking white wine cookies: The cookies should be done in about 25 minutes. They will be white on top but brown on the bottom. Some of them may have brown edges as well. Don’t be tempted leaving them in the oven in order to get edges of every single cookie brown. You could burn the rest of them.
The finishing touch:
Let the cookies cool down a bit before coating them in icing sugar.
TIP: To save some time when coating the cookies in sugar get an air-tight container, fill with some sugar and throw a few cookies in. Shake. I have a round tin where I throw 2-3 in, close and shake. They also get more sugar stuck to them this way.
The best part is that anyone can make these!
Check out my other cookie recipes:
- Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies
- Walnut Crescent Cookies
- Butter Cookies with Hazelnuts
- Homemade Linzer Cookies
Want to see how to make White Wine Cookies? Watch the video!
White Wine Cookies – Rollitos de Vino Blanco
- In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients (except for the icing sugar) and mix. Now add the oil and wine. Combine. Form into dough (this can be done in the mixing bowl or you can knead the dough on you work top).
- Roll the dough into a sausage and cut equal size pieces. You should get about 20 pieces. Form these into balls. Using your finger or the end of a wooden spoon, make a hole in the middle of each ball and stretch the hole more.
- Place them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper/silicone mat. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 25 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Let them cool down a bit before coating them in icing sugar.
- Keep in an air-tight container!