Sweet, dense, braided Greek butter cookies, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea! These melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla almond morsels are incredibly easy to make and even more delicious to eat! One Koulourakia will just not be enough! | NOMaste Kitchen
Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Sweet, dense, braided Greek butter cookies, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea! These melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla almond morsels are incredibly easy to make and even more delicious to eat! One Koulourakia will just not be enough! Original recipe by Heather Christo.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar.

  3. Add vanilla and eggs - continue to beat until fluffy.


  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

  5. Add dry ingredients slowly to bowl of mixer, mixing on low.

  6. Move dough from bowl to a lightly floured surface. Knead with clean hands for a few minutes until dough is smooth.


  7. Take 1-2 tablespoons at a time, roll into a worm shape, then twist the two ends together and place on the lined sheet pan.

  8. Once all cookies have been formed, beat remaining egg and milk together. Use a pastry brush to brush egg was over tops of cookies.

  9. Bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack. Serve with coffee, milk or tea!

Recipe Notes

Storage: Once cooled completely, store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. NOTE: This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Heather Christo.