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Why are Koulourakia: Butter cookies Greek? What is the Koulourakia origin?

Question by Janice K: Why are Koulourakia: Butter cookies Greek? What is the Koulourakia origin?

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Answer by kirene45
Different kinds of traditions on Greek Easter are followed and are very dear to the Greeks. As during the Holy Week complete fasting takes place and huge gatherings are witnessed in churches where mass prayer services are held. However, the major facet of this religious festivity is the mouthwatering Greek Easter foods which are prepared with great care and attention. On each day, a special recipe is prepared in honor of Christ as on day of Resurrection “mageritsa,” “Tsouréki” and Koulourakia etc. are arranged and feasted by the whole family.

Koulourakia = greek easter cookies

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Taste Of Crete Evangelia’S Greek Olive Oil Cookies

Taste Of Crete Evangelia’S Greek Olive Oil Cookies

Taste Of Crete Evangelia'S Greek Olive Oil Cookies

These cookies are flavored with Petimezi, a syrup made by the Greeks from the crushed grapes left from wine making. Petimezi gives these cookies a subtle sweetness, filled with the complex flavoring of a red wine (but without the alcohol). Not only a

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Voutimata Greek Cookies with Sesami 330g

Voutimata Greek Cookies with Sesami 330g

Voutimata Greek Cookies with Sesami 330g

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Instead of using brandy for making Kourambiethes (Greek powdered sugar cookies), what else could i use?

Question by hello:): Instead of using brandy for making Kourambiethes (Greek powdered sugar cookies), what else could i use?
Using a few tablespoons- is it really necessary? or what else could i use to substitute?

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Answer by Durga_m
How about using Davinci Syrup? It comes in sugar free and regular and many different flavors.

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Q&A: What is the history of Greek Honey cookies?

Question by asdfg!: What is the history of Greek Honey cookies?
Its also known as Melomakarona.

Can you tell me when (like holidays if any) its commonly prepared by Greeks and other interesting things

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Answer by joyce
Cinnamon, cloves, orange – a traditional combination of tastes identified with the holiday season – are the common factor in these fabulous cookies that are (most often) dipped in a lightly spiced syrup after baking, then topped with sprinkled nuts. In many parts of Greece, the term “Christmas Cookies” means Melomakarona.

Similar cookies called Phoenikia (also finikia) and Isli are seasonal favorites as well.

Some versions of Melomakarona are made with nut centers, while others like the recipe in the photo for Melomakarona with Walnuts are made with optional ground nuts in the cookie dough.

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