Koulourakia (Greek butter cookies). A "kouloura" (koo-LOU-rah) in Greek is a round twist. Nowadays most koulourakia recipes call for baking powder and baking soda, but experience has shown me that. If Italian biscotti were to have a dainty, Greek cousin, it would be koulourakia.
I've heard about Greek Easter cookies (officially knows as Koulourakia) before, and they finally made their way into my kitchen. Koulourakia are a traditional Greek dessert, typically made around Easter to be eaten after Holy Saturday. They have a sweet delicate flavor with a hint of vanilla. You can cook Koulourakia (Greek butter cookies) using 8 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Koulourakia (Greek butter cookies)
- It’s 2 cups of butter.
- It’s 2 cups of sugar.
- It’s 6 of eggs.
- Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla.
- It’s 8-9 cups of flour, siffed.
- It’s 2 tablespoon of baking powder.
- You need 1 of egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water.
- It’s of orange zest (optional).
The word kouloura means anything baked made in a circular loop shape such as bread or cookies. They are the Greek version of biscotti. Perfect for a greek spring or easter cookie. They are slightly sweet, with vanilla, and glazed with an egg wash.
Koulourakia (Greek butter cookies) step by step
- Cream butter and gradually beat in sugar. Beats eggs until light; add butter to mixture and beat thoroughly. Add vanilla.
- Sift flour and baking powder. Carefully blend into butter-egg mixture to make a soft dough.
- Shape dough with lightly floured hands into desired shapes and arrange on cooky sheets. Brush cookies with beaten egg and water..
- Bake in 375 F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown..
And they are delicious, a Koulourakia are traditional Greek Easter cookies that are infused with orange zest and perfect for dunking in coffee. Use baking ammonia for a fully authentic cookie! Koulourakia are a traditional dessert cookie eaten on Easter Sunday in Greece. The cookies are usually hand-shaped into rings, braids, or the one shown in the photo above. Subtly sweet and sprinkled with sesame seeds, delicious to dip into your coffee, tea or milk.