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Classic Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies)


Classic Koulourakia (Greek Easter Cookies) recipe















2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons brandy
or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yolks
beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk, for glaze
3 tablespoons sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).

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 to 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 to 13 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks.

Store airtight at room temp for 2 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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That is a great recipe. I also use an old Greek recipe that my mother has given me.

about 13 years ago

How many eggs do you need.. you say 1 for glaze, but then you say ad egg to butter and sugar

about 13 years ago


Just updated the recipe, should be 2 large eggs!

about 13 years ago

United States

Is it baking powder or baking soda? You list ingredients as baking powder, but then later when mixing , you say baking soda.

about 3 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 30g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11540% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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