Koulourakia, Greek Easter Cookies

Kyle Dalakas


Koulourakia, or Greek Easter Cookies, are a delicious, traditional family favorite similar to shortbread cookies, but not as sweet.


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4 dozen
25 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 lb
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • 1/8 c
  • 4 c
  • 1/4 c
    sesame seeds (optional)

How to Make Koulourakia, Greek Easter Cookies


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    Cream butter, sugar and vanilla.   Add 2 eggs and blend well.  Add milk and orange juice and beat on high for about 3 to 4 minutes.
    Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Add flour to butter mixture and beat well until a soft dough is formed (add a bit more flour if needed, until dough is no longer sticky but soft).
    Pinch off 1″ balls of dough and shape into a 6″ long  rope.   Braid the two ends together and place one inch apart on an  ungreased baking sheet.
    Beat the remaining egg with the 2 tablespoons of water.  Brush each cookie with egg wash.  You may sprinkle with sesame seeds at this point, if desired.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Cool on rack.  These store and freeze well, just place in freezer bags or containers.
    4 Dozen

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About Koulourakia, Greek Easter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Greek

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