Vegan Italian Wine Cookies

Vegan Italian Wine Cookies

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I love to make Christmas cookies from around the world. Our favorite time to travel as a family is during the holidays, just so we get to see how other people celebrate Christmas! It’s always so beautiful and unique. Like last year, we went to Italy and Austria and had the best time ever! Getting to see all of their events and walk around the Christmas markets was just glorious. I don’t think American holiday traditions will ever compare now. The food was just spectacular. Italian desserts, especially, are the best! So, that’s why I created this vegan and gluten free Italian wine cookies recipe. I just needed to relive my travels through food 🙂 


This recipe for Vegan Italian Wine Cookies is sponsored by Sweets & Treats Sprinkles. All opinions are my own. 


The best part about cooking or baking with wine is you don’t need an expensive bottle! Heating wine burns off the alcohol anyway, so why waste your money? I used a cheap bottle of Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chardonnay in this recipe and it came out just fabulously. This is a super easy recipe to make, and uses just one bowl. Make sure you don’t overmix it, as it will get tough. Once the dough comes together, form it into 4-5 inch stubby ropes and bring the ends together. Dip them in baking sugar or Sweets & Treats Sprinkles like I did to give them a festive look! 


P.S. Don’t overbake them! They take a while to bake (for cookies, at least), but pull them out once the edges are just lightly browned. 


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Vegan Italian Wine Cookies

These vegan and gluten free cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser!


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend I used Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract I used Adams Extract
  • 1/2 tsp anise extract
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat baking sheets.

  2. In a mixing bowl or Kitchenaid, combine all dry ingredients (flours, sugar, salt, and baking powder).

  3. Whisk in extracts, oil, and white wine into dry ingredients.

  4. Transfer dough to floured, flat surface and knead a few times until dough is smooth.

  5. Form 3-4 inch stubby ropes with dough. Bring ends of rope together to form a wreath shape. Dip in sugar or sprinkles and place on cookie sheet.

  6. Bake in oven 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool.


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Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.


Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

Baking pans

Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats

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Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

Founded in 2010 by Shannon Harvey out of an industry need for bold, bright cupcake liners and baking supplies that are the life of the party! Based in Louisiana, Sweets & Treats is a designer cupcake liner manufacturer and party supply company that creates exclusive greaseproof cupcake liners, sprinkles, sprinkle mixes, paper straws, and other baking supplies. 


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