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Greek Egg Biscuits

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"A delicate, braided cookie perfect with coffee or tea."
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servings 75
Original recipe yields 96 servings (8 dozen)


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  1. In large mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for 10 minutes on medium speed. Add four of the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture and stir to form soft, cohesive dough. Add flour if dough is too soft to handle easily.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets
  3. Lightly flour a work surface. Break off 1 inch lumps of dough and roll on floured surface into ropes about 7 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Cross the ends and twirl dough in a loop in the opposite direction, forming a braid. Place on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
  4. Beat remaining egg. Brush onto braids for glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 75 calories; 4.4 7.8 1.2 20 62 Full nutrition

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As a Greek that is very familiar with the cuisine and these cookies, I can say it's the best recipe! Bravo!

A very traditional Greek cookie. They are pretty easy to make, just roll/shape carefully , as the prettier you shape it the better it will look when it's done. (I need more practice!) My coo...

I thought these were very good, not too sweet, and easy to make. I might decrease the baking powder a touch the next time as the cookies might be a bit more dense (personal preference only), bu...

Very yummy. My son and I made these for part of his 2nd grade history fair project. Although he did not end up winning a prize for his project, the judges voted unanimously for these cookies a...

These Greek cookies, also known as "koulourakias" are simply amazing. I make them every year around Christmas and have since I was a child! My 3 grown children love them and they are not too s...

Very simple and delicious! Great for dunking in your coffee. Thanks Nico!

I am Greek and I have been searching for the perfect Easter Butter / Egg cookies. These are very close! I had to increase the sugar slightly as we like our cookies a bit sweeter. The ratio bu...

Efxaristo jia tin nostimi sindaji ! Was a very easy recipe ! The only problem i had was to get them in the traditional shape and i add orange extract not vanilla it tastes a way more fresh ,va...

What a great cookie for dunking into coffee or tea! I am not much of a baker and found this recipe easy. Had a little hard time "braiding" but worked it out!