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Greek Koulourakia

Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sesame seed 1 Teaspoon
Directions

In mixer bowl cream together butter, shortening, and sugar.
Add one of the eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with whipping cream; beat well after each addition.
Cover; chill for 1 hour.
On a floured surface, using 1 tablespoon dough for each pastry, roll dough into 6-inch lengths.
Shape into wreaths, pressing to seal ends.
Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Mix remaining egg and 1 tea spoon water.
Brush pastries; top with sesame seed.
Bake in 325°F oven for 20 minutes.
Cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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