Every Autumn, when the harvest season of wine grapes occurs, I help some friends to hand-pick the grapes. It is a really entertaining process to take part in the process of wine making. From harvesting the graves to bottling the wine, all the steps of wine making make you feel so creative and close to the nature. It is a unique experience that I recommend without hesitation. During the wine making process apart from wine other products are produced too such as grape molasses and grape syrup. Next time you visit a wine maker ask for these and bake this delicious cookies! 


1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 cup grape syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 kilo all-purpose flour
juice of half a lemon


Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, pour the grape syrup, the orange juice and the olive oil. Add the vanilla extract, the sugar and the cinnamon powder. Beat the ingredients using a wire whisk until they are thoroughly combined. Add the baking soda to the lemon juice. Combine the two mixtures.
In another bowl mix the flour with the baking powder. Add the flour mixture in the first bowl gradually and stir continuously. The dough is ready when it does not stick to  your hands. Roll the dough with your hands  to form thin strands. Take each strand and shape it into round cookies with a hole in the center. The  cookies will spread while baking that's why you shouldn't make the cookies too big. Place cookies spaced apart onto greased baking sheets or pan covered with parchment paper. Bake cookies for 10 to 15 minutes depending on whether you prefer them soft or crispy.

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