A wine cookie recipe (or wine cookies recipe) for the Passover / Pesach festival adds an exotic flavor to any Passover / Pesach meal. A wine cookie recipe in the Sephardic-style will have many versions depending on the country and community where Sephardim reside and on the particular wine cookies recipe developed by individual Sephardic families. Sephardic Jews or Sephardim (alternate spelling: Sefardim; plural form of "Sephardi" or "Sefardi"; descriptive form: "Sephardic" or "Sefardic") are Jews whose ancestors came from either Spain and/or Portugal. Since the late 15th century, Sephardim have migrated to other countries. Sephardic Italian-Jews, Greek-Jews, Turkish-Jews, and Spanish-Jews will create wine cookie recipes for the Passover / Pesach festival, and the following recipe for wine cookies is but one example of this recipe.

"Masa" means "dough" in Spanish, "de" means "of" in Spanish, and of course, "vino" means "wine" in Spanish.

Wine Cookies Recipe (Masa de Vino Recipe)

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup potato starch
2 1/2 cups Passover cake meal
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sweet kosher Passover wine

Instructions for the Wine Cookies recipe / Masa de Vino recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius or Centigrade) and adjust rack to middle level.
  2. In a large bowl mix sugar, potato starch and 2 cups cake meal.
  3. Add oil and wine.
  4. Mix well to make a very stiff, crumbly dough, adding extra 1/2 cup cake meal if needed.
  5. Form pieces of dough into triangles about 1/4-inch (or 0.64-centimeters) thick and 2 inches (or 5.08-centimeters) on a side.
  6. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  7. Score the tops with a fork to make ridges running in one direction.
  8. Bake cookies 25-30 minutes.
  9. Cool slightly on cookie sheet, then remove to racks to cool.

Yield: 2 - 2 1/2 dozen wine cookies.

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