How toKoulourakia — Greek Butter Cookies
12 steps
What you’ll need
12 ounces, room temperature
Butter
2 tablespoons
Orange Juice
3/4 teaspoons
Baking Soda
1 1/4 cups
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Whiskey or Brandy
1/2 teaspoon
Baking Powder
2 large, room temperature
Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
Vanilla
4-5 cups
Flour
Cream butter until light and fluffy.
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Add sugar and beat the mixture until it lightens in color and is creamy.
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Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Scrape down sides of bowl.
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Add the whisky, vanilla, and orange juice.
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Turn mixer to low. Combine the baking powder and soda with 1 cup of flour, and add it to the mixer.
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Scrape down sides of bowl. Gradually beat in 3 cups of flour.
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Scrape down sides. Slowly incorporate some remaining flour until dough pulls away from bowl.
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Cover in plastic and let rest in refrigerator for 30 min. This step can be done a day ahead.
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Roll 1 tsp dough into a 5 to 6-inch cord. Fold in half and twist . Place on a lined baking sheet.
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Beat 1 egg with 1 tbs milk. Brush over cookies. Top with sesame seeds (optional).
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Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden in color.
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Remove to a rack and allow to cool. Store in covered tins.
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