Black Pepper Cookies ( White Wine Cookies)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Black Pepper cookies are a recipe that my mom made that her mother taught her and a recipe from her Region in Bari Italy.

The cookie has wine, oil, flour, anise seeds and black pepper with a little salt.

The recipe is simple over the years watching mom just pouring everything in a bowl, I learned to get the recipe right and measured the ingredients to finally write it down.

Scroll to the bottom of the page hit print for no ad interference and enjoy a taste of Bari with a glass of white vino.

cookies made with white wine and black pepper in stick shapes and rings

pepper cookies ready to bake

Tasty Pepper Cookies

Black Pepper Wine Cookies are nice little cookies almost cracker-like to snack on. Perfect with a glass of Pinot Grigio.

The cookies are made with warm wine and warm oil together, anise seed flour, black pepper, and salt, and like eating popcorn, you just can't stop.

Mom's recipe is easy but also she threw everything in a bowl and never measured, a true Italian cook!

These are not hard cookies, these are flaky cookies with a wonderful taste and texture more like a breadstick and not sweet.

black pepper cookies cooling

Shopping List

  • warm white wine 
  • vegetable or canola oil warmed 
  • anise seed
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour you may need more for rolling 
  • ground black pepper

warmed oil and white wine

Tips for Making Black Pepper Wine Cookies

  • make sure the dough is easy to roll only add flour a little at a time until it comes together
  • add more anise seeds if you love the flavor
  • for spicier cookies add additional black pepper
  • do not heat the oil and wine to HOT it will RUIN the dough

dough for pepper cookies

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Black Pepper Wine Cookies

Black Pepper Wine Cookies

Cookies not sweet made with a dry white wine perfect for an Adult wine party or just to snack on.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • 1 cup of warm white wine
  • 1 cup of vegetable or canola oil warmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour you may need more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the oil and wine in the microwave-proof glass measuring cup and warm it up for about 20 seconds. Make sure it's not hot. It must cool down to warm to the touch.
  3. Stir in the flour 1 cup at a time with salt and black pepper until it forms a ball.
  4. Note: depending on where you live you may use more or less than 4 cups.
  5. Roll the dough into long ropes and either shape it into rings or cut it into stick forms.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees until they are nicely browned in the bottom. Usually around 35 minutes. Keep checking them. When the bottoms are golden they are done.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

5 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.37 g

Carbs (grams)

0.24 g

Fiber (grams)

0.03 g

Net carbs

0.21 g

Sugar (grams)

0.05 g

Protein (grams)

0.02 g

Sodium (milligrams)

51.98 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

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