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       Title: Koulourakia (Sesame Cookies)
  Categories: Greek, Cookies
       Yield: 70 servings
  
       1 c  Butter
       1 c  Caster sugar
       1 ts Vanilla essence
       3    Eggs
       5 c  Plain flour
       3 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Ground cloves
     1/4 c  Milk
     1/2 c  Toasted sesame seeds
  
     Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
     Oven temperature: 190 C (375 F)
   
     Cream butter and sugar with vanilla essence until light and fluffy.
   Beat
     eggs, reserve 1 tablespoon for glazing and add remainder gradually to
     butter mixture, beating well.
   
     Sift dry ingredients twice.  Stir into creamed mixture alternately with
     milk to form a soft dough.  Knead lightly until smooth.  If dough is
     sticky, chill for 1 hour.
   
     Scatter some sesame seeds lightly on one side of pastry board.  Shape
     pieces of dough into thick pencil shapes and roll onto the sesame seeds
   to
     coat lightly or according to taste.  Double over rolled dough and twist,
     or form into rings, figure eights or coils.  Place on greased baking
     sheets and glaze with reserved egg beaten with a little milk.  Bake in a
     moderate oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack
     and store in an airtight container.
   
     Variation:  Roll dough in granulated sugar instead of seeds.  Glaze
     lightly with milk.
   
                      From: “The Complete Middle East Cookbook” by Tess
   Mallos
                      ISBN: 1 86302 069 1
   
     Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
  
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