Greek Easter Cookies

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Greek Easter Cookies RecipeUnlike the other Christian Churches, Greek Easter is this weekend. You will find Easter cookies in all the houses these days. They're easy to make and a nice accompaniment for your coffee. You can make them into whatever shape you want, but I have shown the most traditional in the photo at the bottom of the post. You might also like to check out the recipe for Greek Easter Bread (Tsoureki) that I previously posted.


1 kg soft flour
4 medium size eggs at room temperature
350g sugar
350g butter at room temperature
60ml orange juice
3 tablespoons brandy
30g baking powder
Grated rind from 1 orange

For the egg wash

1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water and a pinch of vanilla essence


Beat the butter and sugar really well in the mixer.

Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating for 4 minutes.

Add the orange rind, orange juice and brandy and continue beating for another minute.

Sift the flour in a large bowl and then sift in the baking powder.

Make a hole in the centre and pour in the mixture from the mixer.

Combine them all gently – do not overhandle this dough as the butter will start to come out.

Form the dough into a ball and remove small portions and shape them into cookies – you can see the most common forms in the photo at the bottom.

Arrange them in buttered trays and brush them with the eggwash.

Bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

If you've tried this recipe please rate it!

Eat and Enjoy!

Greek Easter Cookies Recipe


Mom's Cafe Home Cooking said...

These look wonderful! Nicely golden brown and mouthwatering. I like the traditional shapes of these cookies so will be trying out the recipe. Thanks

Maria said...

Excellent blog and delicious recipes! Greetings, Maria

hopeful said...

I like the different shapes.

Sparta22 said...

Awesome! Those look amazing--I can't wait to make and eat some! :)

Anonymous said...

Love this easy cookie recipe. I am also interested in finding one that contains baking ammonia as a taxing ingredient.

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