The most delicious crumbly, orange or lemon - scented, authentic and traditional Greek Easter cookies. Easy and very quick to make.
If you visit Greece this Easter ask for “Koulourakia”;the perfect treat with milk, coffee or hot chocolate.
Hands on: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 40-50 cookies
750 g (1,65 lb) all-purpose flour
400 g (14,1 oz) butter, cold
250 g (8,8 oz) granulated brown sugar
zest from 2 lemons/or oranges
1 teaspoon baking powder
egg wash (1 egg yolk diluted with some water)
How to do it
In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter cold and cut into small pieces together with the rest of the ingredients.
Beat for 3-4 minutes until the mixture becomes fluffy and elastic.
If your mixture is too soft and sticky, let it rest in the refrigerator for a while.
Preheat oven to 170* C (340* F) Fan.
Place the dough on a working surface.
Shape the dough into different shaped cookies and transfer to 2-3 baking panslined with parchment paper.
Brush with egg wash and bake until they get a golden (about 15-20 minutes).
Prepare the dough now and keep it in the refrigerator covered with a plastic membrane for one week. Bake fresh cookies any time.
To keep your cookies fresh longer, store them in metal biscuit tins.