Greek Easter Cookies - Koulourakia

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 13 mins

found atBella Online's Greek Food Editor These sesame cookies are perfect any time, but for many they´re associated with the Easter holidays. not sure of how many cookies it makes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F In one bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. In a second bowl mix the sugar and softened butter until fluffy. Stir in the vanilla, milk and egg. MIx thoroughly. Now slowly blend in the flour mixture until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Take about a teaspoon of dough and roll on floured counter. Roll until it´s about 5" long, then fold in half and twist. Pinch the ends together. Put on cookie sheet and brush with mix of yolk and milk. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.
  4. Bake about 13 minutes, until they turn golden brown. Serve cool.


Most Helpful

These turned out perfectly. I added a small amount of orange zest (about 1 tsp.) to the dough. The directions say to take 1 teaspoon of dough and roll out but we used 1 tablespoon and ended up with 2 dozen cookies. They tasted great with coffee, too! Reviewed for Veg Tag/April. PS When shaping the dough, handle it as little as possible. The more it's handled, the more difficult it is to shape.

COOKGIRl April 23, 2011

They are delicious - especially right out of the oven. We substituted 1 cup of wheat flour for the regular flour. Also, I think there may be an error in the directions. We used a tablespoon of dough instead of the teaspoon in the directions and got 42 cookies.

dwvande March 13, 2010

Excellent recipe! You can't sub in margarine for the butter though. They don't roll out like they are supposed to then. They tend to fall apart too much. I baked the dough anyways. (Why be wasteful?) I rolled mine into balls and pressed them down with a fork on the top like you would do to a peanut butter cookie. They tasted WONDERFUL. If they taste this good when I mess them up, they will taste AMAZING when I make them properly! I will make these again with real butter! My fiance's comment was "These have Christmas written all over them!" Thanks Rita! **UPDATE** Finally made these with butter! And then I burnt all but 6 cookies! Those 6 were amazing! The dough was lovely to work with. It was delicate but not impossible. I am determined to make these right. I will try again.

Saturn May 25, 2006

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