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Cookies without Nuts
Cartellete (baked pin wheels, flavored with cinnamon and white wine)
Originated from: delle Marche, Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Nadia Ballienzano (Zia Giovanna's recipe)

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2 lbs di farina [flour]
3 1/2 oz olio [oil]
3 1/2 oz vino bianco [white wine]
4 oz acqua tiepida [lukewarm water]
1/2 cucchisino di canella [1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon]


Impastare, stendere a strisce 1 1/2 in. large. [Make dough, and flatten it out, and cut into strips, 1 1/2 inches in width].

Formare rosette e mettere ne forno a 450 gradi per 10 minuti. [Shape the dough strips into rose-wheels and bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 minutes].


The rose-shaped cookies in this entry were made by Mary Melfi following the directions given in this recipe. Hopefully, what this home cook made and then photographed resembles Marche's regional delicacy. N.B. In many parts of Southern Italy this style of cookie is often fried. For the traditional sweet fritter that goes by the same name see Italy Revisited/ "Fritters."

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