Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies)

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Mary Scheffert

I got this recipe off a PBS television special on Christmas cookies. These are absolutely delicious with a hot cup of tea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter& sugar until very light& fluffy.
  4. Add egg yolks, milk, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon& baking soda; mix well.
  5. Gradually add flour, about 1 cup at a time, until dough is no longer sticky (dough should not stick to your hands, but should not be too dry).
  6. Dough should be easy to handle without chilling.
  7. Take a 1" lump of dough, and roll into a 6" log on work surface.
  8. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on work surface; roll log over seeds.
  9. Form log into a ring or twist; place on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  10. Brush each ring or twist with egg white.
  11. Bake 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown.
  12. Cool completely on wire rack.
  13. Store in airtight container.

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