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greek koulourakia cookies // cait's plate

greek koulourakia cookies

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5 dozen 1x
  • Category: cookies


these delicious Greek cookies get their name from their twisted shape. they’re perfect for dipping in coffee morning or night!


  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 cups flour, plus more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Juice of one whole orange
  • Optional: brush cookies with egg wash before baking and sprinkle with sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs, beating after each addition.
  3. Add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and orange juice, beating to combine.
  4. Gradually add about 5 1/2 – 6 cups flour until a dough is formed.
  5. Scoop up about 1-2 tablespoons dough and on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a long log.  Roll both ends up toward the center in opposite directions, forming an “S” shape (note: you can also twist both ends over one another forming a long braid or in toward each other to form a “C” shape.  Whatever is easiest!)
  6. Place each shape on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bottom is slightly browned.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack.


  • Cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days and in the freezer for 2 months.

Keywords: Koulourakia, cookies, greek food, holiday

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