Koulourakia: Greek Easter Cookie
Koulourakia: Greek Easter Cookies. These are lightly sweet, crunchy on the outside and soft inside with a hint of orange.
use the white for another recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheets with baking mat or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and orange juice. Scrape sides and beat until combined.
Add baking soda to the milk and stir to dissolve.
Add flour and milk to the butter mixture in 3 alternating additions (add ⅓ of the flour, mix, add half of the milk, mix, then more flour, mix, etc.)
On a floured surface roll out the dough into a long snake about ½ inch around. Cut into 6" pieces.
Fold pieces in half and twist then place on baking sheet a few inches apart. Whisk together the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and brush the tops of the cookies. Top with sesame seeds if desired.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until cookies are golden brown.
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