Recipe by Cleanfreshcuisine
Koulourakia, or Greek Easter Cookies, are a delicious, traditional family favorite!
- 3⁄4 lb butter
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄8 cup milk
- 4 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add 2 eggs and blend well. Add milk and orange juice and beat on high for about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour to butter mixture and beat well until a soft dough is formed (add a bit more flour if needed, until dough is no longer sticky but soft).
- Pinch off 1″ balls of dough and shape into a 6″ long rope. Braid the two ends together and place one inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Beat the remaining egg with the 2 tablespoons of water. Brush each cookie with egg wash. You may sprinkle with sesame seeds at this point, if desired.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on rack. These store and freeze well, just place in freezer bags or containers.
- 4 Dozen.