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Orange, red wine, and cinnamon come together in cuddrireddra, an Italian deep fried cookie that resembles a biscotti in texture.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cuddrireddra, Cuddrireddra recipe, homemade Italian cookies
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Stef


  • 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 C durum wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp dried orange powder for instructions on how to make this, see my post on dried citrus zest
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 C red wine
  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Knead 3 1/2 cups of the flour together with all of the other ingredients (except the vegetable oil) by hand or using the dough hook of a stand mixer.
  • Add flour until the dough forms a ball. (I began this process in the stand mixer, but found that as the dough started to get thicker, it was easier to finish up kneading by hand.)
  • Shape the dough into wagon wheels or whatever other shape suits your fancy. I used a chopstick to help shape the dough (as shown above). The fastest thing would be to simply roll to dough into little logs.
  • Fry the shapes in vegetable oil at 350 F until brown (about two minutes). I did them in small batches since I used my mini deep fryer. I find deep frying to be so much easier and cleaner in the deep fryer vs a pot.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container.


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg