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Prepare time: 1 hr 30 min
Bake time: 20 min
Yield: 70 cookies app.

Delicious Greek milk cookies (koulourakia) with soft crumb full of flavor and a beautiful golden brown colour. Create and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter, room temp.
  • 100 g margarine, room temp.
  • 400 g granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 65 g milk powder
  • 130 ml fresh milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • zest of a whole orange
  • 1000 g all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp baker’s ammonia powder
  • 1 large egg for brushing

Instructions

1
In the bowl of your mixer put butter, margarine and sugar. Beat well for 6 to 8 minutes until you have a light fluffy mixture.

2
Scrape the sides of your bowl and beat in the eggs until they’re fully incorporated.

3
Scrape the sides of your bowl and mix in orange zest and vanilla extract.

4
In a separate bowl mix together milk and ammonia. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Add the milk powder and stir until you have a soft cream.

5
Add the milk mixture to the mixer bowl and beat well on medium speed.

6
Mix in some of the flour. Switch to the hook attachment. Gradually add the rest of the flour and knead on low speed for 10 min.

7
Take the dough out of the bowl and smooth it for a few minutes with your hands. Cover with food membrane and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

8
Start shaping the cookies and arrange them on paper lined baking trays. Beat the egg and brush the cookies.

9
Repeat the process for the rest of the dough.

10
Bake in a preheated oven, at 180⁰C / 350⁰F, for 20 min until they’re golden brown.

11
They keep well for several days in a metal container. Enjoy!

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