This koulourakia recipe is a greek cookie like recipe traditionally baked and served as a dessert during easter. Flavored with anise and baked with flour, sugar, butter, eggs and cream, the koulourakia are often shaped by twisting the dough.
All purpose flour
3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
1 , beaten (For Brushing)
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
Cream butter with anise flavoring until fluffy.
Add sugar and beat thoroughly.
Add egg and beat well.
Pour in whipping cream; mix thoroughly.
Stir in flour mixture.
Knead dough on a floured board until shiny.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before rolling and baking.
Break off a small amount of dough and roll on a board to form a strip 5 to 6 inches long.
Shape into a ring by joining the ends, or make into a snail shape by winding up the strip.
Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Brush with egg yolk.
Bake at 350Â°F 20 to 25 minutes, or until done.