Recipe by Tonkcats
Traditional Greek cookies are 2 small strands of dough twisted together and brushed with egg-milk mixture and sprinkled with sesame seed.
Top Review by shniks
These are lovely and soft and delicious. They also taste quite authentic, very much like the ones my mum would make. The only thing I would change is the egg wash - they look much better (all golden and brown) if you just brush them with egg only, rather than the egg and milk mixture.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 6 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg, beaten (mixed with the milk)
- 7 tablespoons milk
- Cream butter. Add sugar gradually.
- Add eggs one at a time alternately with orange juice.
- Add flour that has been sifted with soda and baking powder, a little bit at a time. Should be a soft dough.
- Shape as desired and brush with egg and milk mixture. Traditional Greek cookies are 2 small strands of dough twisted together and brushed with egg-milk mixture and sprinkled with sesame seed.
- Use greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees to 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.