Delicious Greek Easter Cookies
Koulourakia~ Greek Easter Cookies
The best Greek buttery cookies that are scented with orange zest and ouzo. Give this simple recipe a try for Greek Easter and your family will enjoy I am sure.
Get your Easter cookies ready for Greek Easter which is coming April 19th this year!
- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup of granulated organic sugar or demerara sugar
- 2 orange or lemons ( reserve the zest)
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 cups of all purpose flour plus more for dusting a work surface
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- Ouzo to spray cookies (optional)
- Egg wash ( 1 egg and water)
- In a mixer bowl add the sugar and orange zest. With your fingertips rub the sugar together so the zest is infused.
- Add the butter to the mixer while on medium speed and mix until the butter is light and creamy. About 5-6 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so the butter is thoroughly mixed.
- Add the eggs one at a time on medium-low speed and mix until mixture is creamy.
- Add the milk, vanilla, and almond extract if using that and mix on medium-low.
- On parchment paper sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine then add the flour in 3 different increments. Making sure to fully incorporate the flour into the wet mixture. Just mix to combine and make sure not to overmix. Your dough should be soft and pliable.
- Remove dough from mixer and let rest in the bowl for 20 minutes covered.
- Take small pieces of dough (size of a nut) to form S-shaped or O-shaped koulourakia.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 tsp water and brush over cookies. Place cookies on middle rack of oven.
- Bake between 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown in color. While baking you can spray cookie tray with ouzo for a nice licorice aroma.
- If you want your cookies to be on the crunchier side move tray to top rack and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove from heat and cool on a wired rack.
**Store cookies in an airtight container. You can freeze these for up to a few months. These cookies are the perfect match with coffee.
These cookies look wonderful!
Thank you my friend! 🙂
Looks great and delicious. I am curious to try it now.
Thank you so much!! 🙂
So yummy looking!
Thank you!! 😬😬
You rock in the kitchen koukla…I dream of baking with you someday <3
Thank you!!! Yes if we can cook together, that would be amazing. You rock too. 🙂
I would love that. Thank you koukla ❤️
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?
Thank you very much my friend!!! Yes I have tried making moustokouloura and it is one of my fav!! I love the flavors in that cookie recipe. Have you tried it? Did you have a nice Easter?
Yes, I like moustokouloura. Easter was nice, even if it rained on Sunday. Hope yours was a good one, too. 🙂
Yes we had a lovely and relaxing Easter. Happy Sunday my friend. 🙂
Some of my absolute Favorites-Koukla Mou!!! xx
Thank you!! Me too. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Greek Easter!
Did u get that BIG RING yet? you know on your finger-Greeks wear on the right hand not left but left is okay too!
No I didn’t and yes of course I know that. 🙂 Thanks for asking though.
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.