Koulourakia | Greek Sesame Twist Cookies
The Koulourakia, or Greek Sesame Twist Cookies, are are perfect match with café or tea for an afternoon break. You will love the hint of orange and Ouzo flavors.
to 28 cookies
+ 6 tbsps unsalted butter
or so fresh orange zest
freshly squeezed orange juice
Preheat oven to 350F and grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a large mixer bowl, combine the butter, oil and orange zest. Mix until creamy.
Add in the sugar and mix well. Beat in the egg, vanilla, orange juice and Ouzo until mixed thoroughly.
Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
Mix in the flour, a cup at a time, until you get a smooth creamy dough. It should be soft, a little sticky and holds together.
Divide dough into 24 to 28 pieces. Roll each piece into a log until it is about 1/2 inch thick. Bend gently in 2 to form a “U” shape and twist to the ends together. Lightly press ends to seal.
Place on the greased cookie about an 1 inch apart.
In a small cup, whisk the egg and Ouzo together. With a pastry brush, paint the egg wash over the top of the cookies and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Bake for about 11 minutes or until barely light golden brown in appearance.
Cool the cookies completely on the tray before moving or they will break and crack.
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