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Red Wine Cinnamon and Olive Oil Cookies

This recipe was inspired by the Greeks who love combining savoury and sweet dishes with cinnamon. You can serve these decadent cookies as a dessert or snack on them whenever the occasion calls for it.  

The cinnamon in this recipe, combined with Willow Creek Blood Orange Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the added red wine, is designed to pair with our Cathedral Cellar Pinotage.

Chef Mynhardt


20 Cookies


20 Minutes


25-30 Minutes



  • 225 ml of Willow Creek Blood Orange Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
  • 50 g of soft brown sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice and zest of one orange 
  • 7.5 ml of baking soda 
  • 90 ml of Cathedral Cellar Pinotage 
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of cinnamon  
  • pinch of ground clove  
  • 40 g of toasted sesame seeds 
  • 500 g of cake flour 
  • 7.5 ml of baking powder 
  • 15 ml of soft brown sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. 
    2. Whisk olive oil, sugar and egg together. 
    3. Mix orange juice and baking soda until dissolved pour in a bowl and add the wine, cinnamon, clove orange zest and sesame seeds. 
    4. Sieve the cake flour and baking powder into a bowl, add half of the liquid and mix and then the rest of the liquid, gently knead till a soft ball is formed.
    5. Shape cinnamon cookies by hand, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 25 to 30 min.
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    Blood Orange Flavoured Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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    Blood Orange Flavoured Olive Oil


    Our award-winning Blood Orange Flavoured Olive Oil boasts a truly unique flavour that will have you drizzling a second helping faster than you can say ‘citrus’. If savoured properly, you’ll be able to detect slight raspberry undertones in addition to the expected zesty citrus flavouring. This delicious floral product consists of delicate extra virgin olive oil and natural blood orange flavouring.


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