Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Traditional Greek cookies are 2 small strands of dough twisted together and brushed with egg-milk mixture and sprinkled with sesame seed.
- 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.
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.
These cookies are sweet and buttery and really easy to make! Ended up adding a little extra liquid to the dough because it was a bit too dry. Also, when it's time to shape the cookies, make sure the strands aren't too thick or else they will turn out a bit doughy. Love the addition of sesame seeds.
I love this cookie. My friend from greek use to make em for me. She also have vanilla in them.