*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     KOULOURAKIA (GREEK EASTER COOKIES)
 
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 Serving Size  : 54   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -Theresa Grant, HWWK11b
    2 1/4   c            Flour
    1 1/4   ts           Baking powder
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Butter, softened
    1       c            Powdered sugar
    2       tb           Brandy (or milk)
    1       t            Vanilla
    1                    Egg yolk beaten with 1 tbl
                         -milk for glaze
    3       tb           Sesame seed
 
   DESCRIPTION:  These golden twists are usually baked on
   Holy Thursday.
   
   Preheat oven to 375. Beat together butter and sugar
   until light and fluffy. Add egg, brandy and vanilla,
   mixing well. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing
   well after each addition. Working with rounded
   teaspoons of dough, use palms to roll each piece back
   and forth on a lightly floured surface until it forms
   a 6-inch rope. Bring ends together to form a hairpin
   shape, then gently twist 2-3 times. Lightly pinch ends
   together. Arrange 1 apart on greased baking sheets,
   brush with egg glaze, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
   Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks.
   Store airtight at room temp for 2 weeks. Freeze for
   longer storage. From “The Joy of Cookies,” formatted
   by Theresa Grant, HWWK11b.
  
 
 
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