Biscotti al vino rosso, red wine cookies, ciambelline

Red Wine Cookies (Ciambelline al Vino Rosso)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 6798 kcal


  • 600 grams Flour
  • 200 grams Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 237 milliliters Dry red wine
  • 237 milliliters Olive Oil
  • 400 grams Additional sugar for dusting the ciambelline Use as needed
Metric - U.S. Customary


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Stir the first four dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in the oil and wine until well combined.
  4. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Take a golf ball-sized piece of dough and roll it out until it's about 3/8 inch (1 centimeter) thick. Cut off into 4 inch (10 centimeter) lengths.
  6. Shape each length into a circle, overlapping the ends. Usually the circles are slightly oblong. No need to dust the rolling surface: the oil keeps the dough from sticking to your hands or work surface.
  7. Dust the ciambelline abundantly in granulated sugar on both sides and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake the ciambelline for 20 minutes, or until they are a rich golden color and the sugar on the bottom of the ciambelline is just beginning to caramelize.
  9. Cool the ciambelline thoroughly, then store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Red Wine Cookies (Ciambelline al Vino Rosso)
Amount Per Serving (50 g)
Calories 6798 Calories from Fat 2178
% Daily Value*
Fat 242g372%
Saturated Fat 33g206%
Sodium 604mg26%
Potassium 692mg20%
Carbohydrates 1064g355%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 600g667%
Protein 62g124%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 29.4mg163%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.