Koulourakia are traditional Greek butter cookies flavored with orange, vanilla, and brandy. Traditionally made around Easter, these cookies are crispy with a tender crumb and go perfect with a cup of coffee!
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder,, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar for about 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Next, add the eggs and beat for another 2 minutes until well combined and the mixture is creamy.
Add the vanilla extract, orange juice, brandy, and orange zest. Mix until combined.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. The mixture may seem crumbly at first, but will come together into a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 26 portions. Then roll each portion into 7-inch ropes. Fold in half, and twist the rope.
Place the shaped cookies on parchment lined baking sheets and brush with egg wash.
Bake the cookies until they are golden brown. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.