"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Greek Butter Cookies - Koulourakia Recipe

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This recipe for Greek Butter Cookies - Koulourakia, by , is from The Sgambati Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Athina Sgambati
Added: Friday, November 7, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 c sugar
6 eggs
8 to 9 cups all-purpose flour
2 T baking powder
2 t vanilla extract
1/8 t Vanillin (powdered vanilla, found at import store) optional

1 egg beaten with 1 T water
Sesame seeds - if desired

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Cream butter and gradually beat in sugar. Beat eggs until light; add to butter mixture and beat thoroughly. Add vanilla extract and Vanillin (optional). Sift together flour and baking powder. Carefully blend into butter-egg mixture to make a soft dough.

Shape dough with lightly floured hands into 7 inch ropes, about the width of your index finger. Fold each rope in 1/2. Twist 2 x's to form cookie. Place on cookie sheets, that have been lined with parchment paper, or ungreased cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg and water. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on racks.

Makes: approximately 5 1/2 dozen

 

 

 

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