A delicate, braided cookie perfect with coffee or tea.

Nico
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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets

  • 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.

  • 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

75 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 62 mg sodium. 7.8 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
As a Greek that is very familiar with the cuisine and these cookies I can say it's the best recipe! Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
As a Greek that is very familiar with the cuisine and these cookies I can say it's the best recipe! Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
As a Greek that is very familiar with the cuisine and these cookies I can say it's the best recipe! Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
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 cookies only needed to bake for 10-15 minutes- I didn't want the bottoms to be too dark. Also- I had no sesame seeds so I used white sanding sugar for a delicate touch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
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) but even as written they certainly were very good. Thank you Nico for taking the time to share this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
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 as their favorite food out of all the projects! He is very proud of his ribbon! I followed the recipe exactly just cut it in half in the interest of time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
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 sweet...just perfect for dipping in coffee! Thank you for publishing this wonderful cookie recipe! (I omit the sesame seeds as I always preferred them plain although many relatives have added anise lemon or orange rind or the sesame seeds). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2004
Very simple and delicious! Great for dunking in your coffee. Thanks Nico! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2012
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 butter flower is a bit off I had to add a bit more flower. Keep an extra 1/2 cup just in case. No sesame seeds as the part of Greece I am from they do not include inside. Next time I will use rind from one orange. Simplest and best recipe I have made so far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2011
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 vanilla makes them to heavy since butter is the main ingredient than you very much! I madesome with sasame and some without.I added a pic and they look realllyy yummy! Read More
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