Little Wine Cookies / Biscottini al Vino
MAKES 3 DOZEN
These cookies called cavallucci were originally imprinted with the image of a horse and were named for the cavallari or the horsemen who drove two-wheeled carts and often stopped at osterie (inns) along the way to quench their thirst.
There are many versions of the dough, which has been altered over the years; some are flavored with cloves, cinnamon, candied fruits, and nuts.
According to tradition everyone in Siena eats two cavallucci and one piece of panforte at Christmastime.
This recipe was featured on Season 13 - Episode 1323.
I think you left out the part about rolling the dough in confectioner’s sugar before you bake the cookie.