Kouloura

5 Dec

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Kouloura are a Greek cookie. I guess it would be considered a butter cookie; it is slightly sweet and crumbly. They are perfect for eating and/or dunking in coffee.

In fact, I had my first taste of coffee with these cookies. I remember my dad sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a koulouri. He would dunk it and I would get to eat the coffee moistened cookie, delicious!

Fast forward about 30 years. Just this past Sunday at church was a lady that Jasper has taken to calling Thea (aunt). Jasper was thrilled that she happened to be sitting behind him. Each Sunday after communion she passes out these cookies to all the little children near her. So, of course, after communion, Jasper turned to her, smiled his most charming smile, and requested, “Cookie?” She obliged. Her cookies taste just like my mom’s.

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Milk, eggs, and sugar ready in the bowl.

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Eggs, milk and sugar all mixed up.

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After the addition of the butter and vanilla.

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After about two cups of flour.

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This is the consistency you want. Jasper said it was like play-doh.

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Rolled out into a snake.

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The Twist.

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The “s” shape.

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Lined up and ready to go.

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Kouloura

Makes approximately 4 dozen

4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla
4 tsp baking powder
3-4 cups flour, sifted (maybe more. I used about 4 1/2 cups)

Mix together eggs, milk, and sugar. Add butter and vanilla; mix until combined. Add baking powder to first cup flour. Sift and add to butter mixture. Add the rest of sifted flour one cup at a time until dough is stiff and not sticky.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Taking approximately 1-1 1/2 tablespoon dough and form into a strip. Form strip into an “s” or twist and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

(Kanto)

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One Response to “Kouloura”

  1. Sophia December 5, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Love it…makes me happy.

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