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Koulourakia I

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"They are very good. Like shortbread, but not as sweet with sesame seeds..."
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Ingredients

servings 175
Original recipe yields 15 servings (30 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in 2 of the egg yolks, one at a time. Mix in 3 tablespoons of the half and half.
  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mix and blend.
  4. To shape cookies, pinch of 1 inch balls of dough and roll each into a 7 inch strand. Bring ends together and twist, to form a twirled look to each one.
  5. Beat remaining egg yolk with remaining half and half and brush lightly over cookies and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 175 calories; 8.6 21.8 3 59 119 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This recipe was SO easy and delicious. I worked at a Greek restaurant, and these taste just like the owner(Athena) used to make. I used heavy cream instead of half and half. Very easy to t...

Most helpful critical review

i am greek, and this recipe is not an authentic take on koulourakia. the consistency is much too sandy, even though i left out 1/4 cup of flour. also, the butter flavor is too strong.

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i am greek, and this recipe is not an authentic take on koulourakia. the consistency is much too sandy, even though i left out 1/4 cup of flour. also, the butter flavor is too strong.

This recipe was SO easy and delicious. I worked at a Greek restaurant, and these taste just like the owner(Athena) used to make. I used heavy cream instead of half and half. Very easy to t...

Excellent. My boyfriend is Greek and says that he has had many variations of Koulourakia and this one is one of the best.

Excellent recipe! My son's 6th grade history class studied Ancient Greece for 4 weeks, and had a huge Greek festival to end the unit. I sent in a double batch of these cookies, and was hande...

I worked for a Greek family and these aren't the traditional style that they made. But the taste is pretty good and unlike some others I didn't have any consistency issues. My batch came out sli...

I tried to make this recipe and it was very hard to roll into strands and twist. The dough was very crumbly. When I cooked them, 15 minutes was way too long and they were burnt on the bottom. Th...

The recipe sounded so easy, but you didn't tell me that it was near to impossible to roll the dough out into strips. After half an hour of rolling the balls only to have them fall-apart and beco...

These aren't OVERLY exciting (they taste like a not-very-sweet butter or sugar cookie), but served their purpose well (we were making them for a Greek Night). We had some trouble getting them to...