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Greek Easter cookies (Koulourakia) February 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Recipes.

Ingredients >
200g butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbs each of orange and lemon rind
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup milk
2 1/4 cups plain flour
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1 egg yolk
icing sugar to serve

Method >
Preheat oven 180°C. Beat 200g butter and 1 cup caster sugar until creamy. Add 1 tsp vanilla essence and 1 tbs each of orange and lemon rind. Beat in 3 egg yolks.
Beat in 1/4 cup milk, 2 1/4 cups plain flour and 3/4 cup self-raising flour. Bring together on a lightly floured surface. Roll 1 tablespoon of the mixture into a 20cm log. Fold in half, pinch ends together and twist 2 times. Repeat.
Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 1 tbs water. Brush over the biscuits. Bake 20-22 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Makes 28.

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