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    Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies)

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    54 mins

    25 mins

    29 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    These are called Koulourakia in Greece, and is traditionally served at Easter and Christmas time, but they are wonderful to make at any time. After you have twisted the dough 4-5 times you can shape it into any shape you desire before baking, I shape it into a candy cane form for Christmas. Store these in an airtight container

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    1. 1
      Set oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Grease a cookie sheet/s.
    3. 3
      In a bowl using an electric mixer beat 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons butter, oil and orange zest until very well blended (about 4 minutes).
    4. 4
      Add in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until blended (about 2 minutes).
    5. 5
      In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add into the creamed ingredients alternately with the orange juice.
    6. 6
      Divide the dough into six balls.
    7. 7
      Roll out one piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into about a 15-inch long rope.
    8. 8
      Fold rope lengthwise in half.
    9. 9
      Twist folded rope 4-5 times.
    10. 10
      Place on the prepared baking sheet.
    11. 11
      Brush the cookies with egg glaze and then sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.
    12. 12
      Bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
    13. 13
      Cool completely before storing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 09, 2007


      Made these for Easter. They were more like biscuits. The kids didn't care for them and unfortunately neither did the grown ups.

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    • on June 10, 2006


      A marvellous ZWT find! These were fun to make and totally delicious! I used more orange zest, because the recipe had invited me to do so but - being totally outside my comfort zone in making these - I otherwsie followed the recipe faithfully. Thank you KITTENCAL for a recipe with such wonderfully easy-to-follow instructions!

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    Nutritional Facts for Koulourakia (Greek Sesame Twist Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (33 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.1
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 28.3 mg
    Sodium 77.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 7.7 g
    Protein 2.2 g

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