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Greek Egg Biscuits Recipe

Greek Egg Biscuits

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"A delicate, braided cookie perfect with coffee or tea."

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Original recipe makes 8 dozen Change Servings


  1. In large mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for 10 minutes on medium speed. Add four of the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture and stir to form soft, cohesive dough. Add flour if dough is too soft to handle easily.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets
  3. Lightly flour a work surface. Break off 1 inch lumps of dough and roll on floured surface into ropes about 7 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Cross the ends and twirl dough in a loop in the opposite direction, forming a braid. Place on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
  4. Beat remaining egg. Brush onto braids for glaze and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely.
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Oct 14, 2008

As a Greek that is very familiar with the cuisine and these cookies, I can say it's the best recipe! Bravo!

Dec 23, 2007

A very traditional Greek cookie. They are pretty easy to make, just roll/shape carefully , as the prettier you shape it the better it will look when it's done. (I need more practice!) My cookies only needed to bake for 10-15 minutes- I didn't want the bottoms to be too dark. Also- I had no sesame seeds, so I used white sanding sugar for a delicate touch.


13 Ratings

Oct 22, 2009

I thought these were very good, not too sweet, and easy to make. I might decrease the baking powder a touch the next time as the cookies might be a bit more dense (personal preference only), but even as written they certainly were very good. Thank you, Nico, for taking the time to share this recipe.

Feb 09, 2009

Very yummy. My son and I made these for part of his 2nd grade history fair project. Although he did not end up winning a prize for his project, the judges voted unanimously for these cookies as their favorite food out of all the projects! He is very proud of his ribbon! I followed the recipe exactly, just cut it in half in the interest of time.

Dec 17, 2010

These Greek cookies, also known as "koulourakias" are simply amazing. I make them every year around Christmas and have since I was a child! My 3 grown children love them and they are not too sweet...just perfect for dipping in coffee! Thank you for publishing this wonderful cookie recipe! (I omit the sesame seeds as I always preferred them plain, although many relatives have added anise, lemon or orange rind or the sesame seeds).

Mar 08, 2004

Very simple and delicious! Great for dunking in your coffee. Thanks Nico!

Feb 22, 2011

Efxaristo jia tin nostimi sindaji ! Was a very easy recipe ! The only problem i had was to get them in the traditional shape and i add orange extract not vanilla it tastes a way more fresh ,vanilla makes them to heavy since butter is the main ingredient than you very much ! I madesome with sasame and some without .I added a pic and they look realllyy yummy !

Dec 09, 2007

What a great cookie for dunking into coffee or tea! I am not much of a baker and found this recipe easy. Had a little hard time "braiding" but worked it out!


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  • Calories
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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