Turkish Koulourakia Cookies

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Turkish Koulourakia Cookies


If you are looking for a tasty, yet not too sweet treat for Easter brunch, why not try these Turkish Koulourakia Cookies. They are traditionally made for Greek Orthodox celebrations during Easter. They take time to make, but are a buttery delight. Once you get your hands on these braided confections, you will want them every Easter. Make sure to include these confections at your next Easter dinner. Happy baking!


  • 230 grams butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 5 cups white flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • sesame seeds (as desired)


  1. Preheat the oven at 180 C.
  2. Stir the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla using a food processor until the mixture obtains a soft texture.
  3. Sift the white flour with baking powder, add them to the food processor bowl, and beat the mixture until the flour is no longer visible.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl, form a dough ball, cover it with plastic film, and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle white flour on the counter-top and place the dough ball there. Remove the plastic film and form several dough balls about 40 grams each.
  6. Roll the dough balls until they stretch about 25 centimeters.
  7. Fold each dough piece in half and twist together into a braid.
  8. Paint the braids with egg white, sprinkle them with sesame seeds, and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them cool off completely, and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories1260Calories from Fat490
Total Fat54g83%
Saturated Fat31g155%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat490
Total Carbohydrate172g57%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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