Koulourakia | Greek Easter Cookies
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Easter butter cookies
Recipe type: Greek Easter Cookies
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6-10
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks + 1 egg for egg wash
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cognac
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  1. In large mixing bowl, cream butter.
  2. Once butter is creamed, slowly mix in sugar.
  3. Continue beating, add in egg yolks (one at a time), cognac, and vanilla.
  4. Mix baking soda and flour together in separate bowl.
  5. While mixing, slowly add flour to butter mixture. Continue mixing until soft dough is formed.
  6. Take about 2 inch pieces and roll it out using your hands.
  7. Form an upside down V, and braid pieces together. **
  8. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Repeat until all dough is used.
  10. Create egg wash (egg and splash of water, mixed), and brush over each koulourakia.
  11. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  12. Place in preheated oven at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. Remove, cool, and serve!
**You can also use Jane's method by rolling out one piece, breaking it in have and laying them side-by-side. Pinch the top, and braid the two pieces together.
***Makes about 2 dozen
Recipe by Lemon & Olives at https://www.lemonandolives.com/koulourakia-greek-easter-cookies/