Delicious Easter Baking Recipe – Traditional Greek Easter Cookies – Koulourakia
- 320 g butter
- 170 g sugar
- 100 g honey
- 3 large eggs
- 100 ml fresh milk
- 2 tsp ground mahleb
- ½ tsp ground mastic
- orange zest
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 750 g all purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 large egg for brushing
NOTE: All ingredients should be room temperature.
In the bowl of your mixer mix butter, sugar, zest, mahleb, mastic, vanilla and honey. Beat until you have a fluffy cream.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs with the milk. Add them to the mixture and keep beating on low speed.
NOTE: After a while the mixture will look curdled. As soon as you add flour, it will come together.
Gradually add flour and baking powder. Knead on low speed until the dough is soft and lightly sticky. Do not add extra flour.
Wrap with food membrane and refrigerate for 45 min.
Oil your bench with sunflower oil. Shape your cookies. Arrange them on paper lined baking trays.
Beat the egg and brush the cookies. Optionally sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake in a preheated oven, at 180⁰ C / 350⁰ F, for 20 to 25 min depending on their size.