Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies)

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READY IN: 54mins
SERVES: 30-35
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a cookie sheet/s.
  • In a bowl using an electric mixer beat 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons butter, oil and orange zest until very well blended (about 4 minutes).
  • Add in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until blended (about 2 minutes).
  • In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add into the creamed ingredients alternately with the orange juice.
  • Divide the dough into six balls.
  • Roll out one piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into about a 15-inch long rope.
  • Fold rope lengthwise in half.
  • Twist folded rope 4-5 times.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the cookies with egg glaze and then sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely before storing.
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