Koulourakia (sesame cookies)
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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
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
Makes: 70 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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