These cookies are based on a Dutch South African favorite spice cookie called soetkoekies.
Spiced Wine Cookies
1/2 cup chilled Olive Oil, I used Vanilla
2 cups flour, whole wheat
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup port wine
1 tbsp almond meal or slivered almonds
Cinnamon Pear Frosting
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon pear balsamic
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease your cookie sheet.
Sift your dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add olive oil and cut together.
Add the eggs and wine. Mix until the dough starts to come together into a ball. Dough will be sticky.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten lightly.
Bake 12-15 minutes. They should be lightly browned. Cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
Stir the balsamic and confectioner's sugar together. It will be very thick and sticky. Frost and allow to set before putting in tins.