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Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"I acquired in this recipe while in Greece."
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Ingredients

servings 140
Original recipe yields 60 servings (5 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add 4 egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each one. Add milk and flour.
  2. Work with the hands until dough is smooth. Add grated orange rind. Dough should be stiff so add additional flour if needed.
  3. Break off small portions of dough and roll out into pencil-size strips about 11 inches long. Fold each strip into thirds, sideways, and press lightly together at ends.
  4. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 140 calories; 6.7 17.9 2.1 33 63 Full nutrition

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Wonderfully delicious cookies! They taste a bit like shortbread, but also delightfully tangy. In my test batch (1/4 of the original recipe yield), I substituted freshly squeezed orange juice f...

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Beware: Stiff dough is hard to roll into pencil shapes! I continually added orange juice a few drops at a time to keep the dough pliable. I also kept unused dough under a damp cloth. Even so, th...

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Wonderfully delicious cookies! They taste a bit like shortbread, but also delightfully tangy. In my test batch (1/4 of the original recipe yield), I substituted freshly squeezed orange juice f...

Roll them into straws and dip them in semi-sweet chocolate. Yum!

Beware: Stiff dough is hard to roll into pencil shapes! I continually added orange juice a few drops at a time to keep the dough pliable. I also kept unused dough under a damp cloth. Even so, th...

So easy and very very good. Perfect with tea or coffee, big hit for big and small Thank you Rosina

These are pretty close to the ones I used to get at the neighborhood bakery when I lived outside Athens when my husband was stationed there when in the Air Force. This picture is close to what t...

These are really good...I used lemon instead of orange.