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koulourakia "greek twists"

Recipe by
Ralph Bischoff
The Villages, FL

Add an additional 1/4 stick unsalted butter if you want a moister cookie. 1 pound of shortening can be substituted for the 1/2 pound of unsalted butter if desired.

yield 6 to 8 dozen cookies
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For koulourakia "greek twists"

  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
  • 5 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    egg for topping

How To Make koulourakia "greek twists"

  • 1
    Melt Butter and beat until smooth. Add eggs (one at a time) beating after each addition. Combine milk to sugar and stir until dissolved. Add butter to mixture and keep beating.
  • 2
    Blend baking powder with 1 cup flour and add to butter mixture. Add cinnamon, vanilla and anise and beat slightly. Gradually add mixture to remaining flour, knead it by hand until a stiff dough is formed. Shape as desired; place on a greased cookie sheet; brush tops with an additional beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees until golden brown ( 10 to 15 minutes)
  • 3
    I make a small ball and then roll it out until I get a stick about 3/8" in dia and 6" long. Makes 6 to 8 dozen depending on thickness. "MAKE AN ONX"

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