Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's time for some Tea with Cookies!

We are making cookies. And they are one of my absolute favorite cookies so I thought I would share.... While they are traditionally an easter cookie we baked them all my life, any time of year. As a baby/child I lived on the island of Crete.

Don't  they look good? Oh and isn't the teacup lovely. A dear lady from church found it at a thrift store and thought of me. I love it!

Koularaki Cookies
(Greek Easter Cookies)

1 lb. butter (no subst.)

1 1/4 c. sugar

6 eggs (divided)

1 c. heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla

3 heaping tsp. baking powder

8 to 10 cups flour

sesame seeds

Cream butter. Add sugar and cream it until smooth. Beat 4 eggs until frothy. Beat into creamed mixture until smooth. Beat in heavy cream. Stir in vanilla and baking powder. Beat to thoroughly blend. Gradually stir in flour, 2 cups at a time, until dough is soft and pliable. Form into twists. Place on greased cookie sheets. Beat 2 eggs and 2 tsp. water. Brush over cookies. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until cookies are lightly golden.



  1. With that much butter and heavy cream, how could they NOT be delicious. This one looks like a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  2. They sound like they would complement a cup of tea perfectly. Dd and I will have to try making these.

  3. They are the best! Just thinking about them I can taste them. They have a nice mellow flavor!!! I think you'lle love them. And they really aren't as hard as they look! I have wonderful memories of making these cookies all my life. (As a child we lived in Crete.) So these cookies are a dear family recipe!

  4. MySmokyMtnHomeschoolDecember 19, 2006 at 4:04 AM

    Thank for for sharing that family recipe. Those look so yummy. (And your tea cup is so cute!)

    I added this to the blogroll. Thanks for sharing!


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