Today I will share with you the recipe for Sweet Taralli. Taralli are traditional cookies from the South of Italy, especially Apulia. They can be sweet, like in this case, or savoury (check out my recipe for savoury Taralli here). Their texture is similar to pretzels and the sweet version is still not very sweet (don’t expect chocolate cookie chip sweetness here), which is something I LOVE. The dough is made with white wine and oil, so the final result is a crispy cookie. They can be eaten for breakfast with tea, milk or coffee or after lunch dunked in wine. I must confess that I had not heard of these cookies until my parents told me about them. My cousin’s fiancee made some for Easter and they liked them so much that they asked her for the recipe! Thanks Emanuela, they are delicious! My eldest daughter particularly liked them, so one of our school holiday projects will be to make them again together! Enjoy!
Learn how to make Sweet Taralli - traditional cookies from the South of Italy.
- 450 gms – 3 ½ cups plain flour
- 125 ml – ½ cup white wine
- 125 ml – ½ cup sunflower oil
- 100 gms – ½ cup granulated sugar plus more for coating
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
Put all the ingredients together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a hook attachment and knead well.
Then divide the dough in small pieces and roll them into ropes about 1 cm (1/2”) thick. Cut these ropes into segments approximately 15 cm – 6” long. Join the ends of the segments by forming a drop-like shape and press lightly with your finger.
Let them cool down completely and enjoy!