Sweet taralli cookies

Sweet taralli cookies

By 19/02/2017

Sweet taralli belong to the "cucina povera" or "peasant cooking" as they are made with a few simple ingredients; simplicity is one of the main characteristics of the Italian cuisine.

After the recipe of savoury taralliΒ  from my friend Rosetta, here is the sweet version, so simple and so delicious. They have wine in them too which makes them very aromatic and you can add a touch of lemon zest or a tsp of vanilla essence too if you like.

They will last well for a week stored in an airtight container or they can be frozen when they are still raw, lined up on a baking tray then defrosted and baked.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 60

Ingredients

Instructions

In a bowl mix the oil with the wine and the sugar. Add the sifted flour with the baking powder. Mix well.

Making Italian Taralli cookies - mixing flour, sugar, oil and wine

Working with your hands make a smooth dough. Add more flour if needed.

Making Italian Taralli cookies -making dough

Cut the dough into chunks then roll it forming a cord about 10 cm or 4 inch long and then joining the two ends to obtain a donut shape

Making Italian Taralli cookies -shaping dough

Put some sugar in a bowl or on a tray. Toss the taralli into the sugar and place them on a cloth. Let them rest for 15 minutes then bake them on a greased baking sheet at 180C or 350F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Making Italian Taralli cookies - coating with sugar

Keep checking as they cook, every oven is different. They are ready when they look nice and golden.

Sweet Italian Taralli cookies

Thanks Rosetta for all her hard work again! Together we had fun making this simple video on how to make sweet taralli πŸ™‚

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8 Responses to Sweet taralli cookies

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I wonder if you can make these cookies with red wine…I really love the idea of adding wine in sweet treats. Thanks Alida and Rosetta.

    • Alida

      I am sure you can with red wine, they will just look darker.

  2. All That I'm Eating

    These sound great Alida, I’ve not made biscuits with wine in them before!

    • Alida

      It makes them very aromatic!

  3. La cucina di Molly

    Che buoni, Γ¨ da tanto che non li faccio, proverΓ² questa tua ricetta, mi ispirano molto! Un bacione!

  4. Dean Haas

    Can I use different oil, like olive oil, instead of the corn?

    • Alida

      Yes of course

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