At the end of a meal in Rome last August, the waiter brought cookies to the table. These circular, sugar speckled treats proved addictively satisfying. Known as "ciambelline di vino rosso" (wine cookies) the memory of their tender anise hinted crunch has haunted since. I finally had a chance to make a batch this past weekend. Be warned if you make them, they don't last!
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