I thought about doing a different recipe this week, but I had some white wine left over from last week. I decided to do something different that uses that. When I buy wine for a recipe, I usually buy something relatively inexpensive. Many cooks also say, use something you would drink. I think they are right about that one. If it’s a recipe that uses wine that tastes terrible, the dish will not taste good. I find most wine tastes pretty good. Even the inexpensive stuff. I’ve only tasted wine that was terrible from one place. It was like battery acid. No exaggeration. For recipes I usually buy a boxed variety that runs me less than five dollars. They are easier to cap when I don’t use the whole thing.
For this week, I am doing a recipe for White Wine Cookies from Happy Food Tube. This is a simple recipe with only a few ingredients. I love the idea of using olive oil instead of butter. The rest of the ingredients are easily swapped. The only time intensive thing is rolling the cookies and even that doesn’t take too long. I think these will be a great way to use up some wine and make a tasty treat in the process.
Here are the original stats:
Here’s what I changed:
- I replaced the all purpose flour with almond and coconut flour to reduce the carbs.
- I replaced the sugars with their sweetener equivalents.
Here are the final stats:
Here is the final recipe:
White Wine Cookies
Makes 18 Cookies
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- ½ cup granulated sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- salt , a pinch
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup white wine
- powdered sweetener for coating
- In a mixing bowl, mix together flours, sweetener, baking powder and salt.
- Add olive oil and wine and mix with a wooden spatula. Form into dough (this can be done in the mixing bowl or you can knead the dough on you work top).
- The dough will be oily. Roll it into a sausage and cut equal size pieces. You should get about 18-20 pieces. With your hands, form these into balls.
- Flatten each ball with your hands. Then using a spoon handle or your finger, make a small hole in the center. You will have to press the dough surrounding the hole together.
- Place the cookies onto a baking tray lined with baking paper/silicone mat. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 15-20 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
- Cool down completely before coating in powdered sugar.
- Keep in an air-tight container