Delicious Greek Easter Cookies

Koulourakia~ Greek Easter Cookies


  • 1-1/2 cups butter
  • 6 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
  • 6 tsp (30 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml), baking soda
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 orange or mandarin
  • 3 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of lemon zest/ orange/ mandarin zest


  1. Beat butter and sugar adding eggs one at a time.
  2. Beat until smooth and sugar has dissolved.
  3. Mix baking powder and baking soda with 2 cups of flour and blend.
  4. Add remaining ingredients – not all of the flour at once though, and then make sure your dough is soft, elastic and not sticking to your fingers.
  5. place the dough in a bowl covered for about 30 minutes.
  6. Take small pieces of dough (size of a nut) to form S-shaped or O-shaped koulourakia.
  7. Line pan with baking sheet and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for at 175 c.
  8. Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 tsp water and brush over cookies.
  9. Bake at moderate heat until golden brown.

Happy baking!



  1. Your koulourakia look delicious! Koulourakia are something my mother makes all the time — growing up I probably had them more than any other kind of cookie. Have you ever tried making Moustokoúloura?

  2. Thanks for stopping by. What bread is this? Is it a greek bread? what is the most popular greek bread? Have a pleasant day!

    • Hi Liz- yes It is Famous around Easter. May 5th is Greek Easter. I will be posting a recipe for this. It is called Tsoureki. It is really really yummy. I will be posting this recipe soon. Stay tuned. Thx for stopping by.

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