Greek Butter Cookies
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!
Why You'll Love This Recipe!
– Buttery, crispy, with a delicious aromatic flavor – Easy to prepare with simple ingredients – A fun recipe to make with kids for Easter! – Perfect for celebrations – Portable
– flour – baking powder – salt – unsalted butter – sugar – eggs – vanilla extract – orange juice – brandy – orange zest
Combine the dry ingredients In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Beat butter with sugar In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar for about 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add eggs Next, add the eggs and beat for another 2 minutes until well combined and the mixture is creamy.
Add flavorings Add the vanilla extract, orange juice, brandy, and orange zest. Mix until combined.
Add dry ingredients. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. The mixture may seem crumbly at first, but will come together into a soft dough.
Shape cookies Divide the dough into 26 portions. Then roll each portion into 7-inch ropes. Fold in half, and twist the rope
Brush with egg wash Place the shaped cookies on parchment lined baking sheets and brush with egg wash.
Bake Bake the cookies until they are golden brown. Cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
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