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Recipe: Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

Recipe: Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)

Ingredients:
2 1/4 c Flour
1 1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 c Butter, softened
1 c Powdered sugar
2 tbl Brandy (or milk)
1 t Vanilla
1 Egg yolk beaten with 1 tbl milk for glaze
3 tbl. Sesame seed

DESCRIPTION:

These golden twists are usually baked on Holy Thursday.

Preheat oven to 375. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, brandy and vanilla, mixing well. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing well after each addition. Working with rounded teaspoons of dough, use palms to roll each piece back and forth on a lightly floured surface until it forms a 6-inch rope. Bring ends together to form a hairpin
shape, then gently twist 2-3 times. Lightly pinch ends together. Arrange 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets, brush with egg glaze, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks. Store airtight at room temp for 2 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.
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Source: “The Joy of Cookies”

Recipe: Greek Easter Cookies

Recipe: Greek Easter Cookies

Ingredients:
2 1/4 c Flour
1 1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 c Butter, softened
1 c Powdered Sugar
1 Egg
2 tbl Brandy or Milk
1 t Vanilla
1 Egg Yolk + 1 tbl Milk beaten together
3 tb Sesame Seeds

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar, beating until fluffy. Add egg, brandy, vanilla and beat well after each addition. Add flour mixture one cup at a time blending will after each addition. Roll 1 teaspoon of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 6 inch rope, fold in half and twist 2 or 3 times, pinch ends together. Place 1 inch apart on 3 greased cookie sheets. Brush with egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 10-13 minutes in a preheated 375oF oven until golden. Cool on rack. Store in an air tight container at room temperature. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
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Source: “The Yankee Kitchen”