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Greek Easter Cookies
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Greek Easter Cookies - Koulourakia tis Lambris

These are the classic braided Easter cookies that are a tradition on every Greek table.
Course cookies, dessert
Cuisine Greek, Greek cuisine, Mediterranean diet
Keyword cookies, Diane Kochilas, Greek Easter, Greek recipes
PREP TIME 25 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
SERVES 48

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups / 450 g bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 6 ½ ounces / 185 g butter
  • 1 cup / 200 g sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup Milk
  • Grated orange zest
  • Grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk and 2 tbs orange juice for glaze
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then add milk, zest, vanilla to combine. Add dry ingredients to liquids incrementally. Form into a dough mass. Knead until smooth and soft. This is a soft dough.
  3. Break off a heaping tablespoon at a time and shape into traditional “koulourakia” shapes: figure “8”; twists; braids; circles.
  4. Place on ungreased sheet pans, brush with glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake at 350F/170C for 15-20 minutes, or until light golden and crisp.