Greek Egg Biscuits


These egg biscuits are delicate, braided cookies perfect with coffee or tea.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 dozen


  • 2 cups unsalted butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 5 large eggs, divided

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • 3 tablespoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat on medium speed for 10 minutes. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Beat into butter mixture to form a soft, cohesive dough. Add more flour if dough is too soft to handle easily.

  3. Break off 1-inch lumps of dough and roll on a floured surface into 1/4-inch-thick ropes, about 7-inches long. Cross ends and twirl dough in a loop in the opposite direction, forming a braid. Place 1 inch apart on the prepared sheets.

  4. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl. Brush onto braids for glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on the sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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