Greek Easter Cookies

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Greek Easter Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:3 dozen cookies
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:60 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 cups flour


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, then one egg yolk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in vanilla and orange juice.

  3. 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together milk and baking soda. Beat in milk mixture and flour in 3 alternating additions.

  4. 4

    Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a long, 3/4-inch thick log. Cut the log into 3-inch pieces. Shape each piece into an S shape.

  5. 5

    In a small bowl, whisk together remaining egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of water. Brush egg wash over tops of cookies. Bake until cookies are golden brown, 20-30 minutes.


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