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Greek Easter biscuits laid out on a table

Koulourakia - Greek Easter Cookies

Traditional Greek Easter biscuits a.k.a. koulouria.
Course sweet treat
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 125kcal
Author Peter G


  • 225 g butter
  • 1 cup sugar caster
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cup self raising flour
  • 1 egg yolk


  • Preheat oven 180°C. Using a mixer beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla essence and 1 tbs each of orange and lemon rind. Beat in 3 egg yolks-adding them one at a time.
  • Beat in the milk and flour. Bring together on a lightly floured surface. If the mixture is too sticky adjust by adding a tbsp of flour at a time. Roll 1 tablespoon of the mixture into a 20cm log. Fold in half, pinch ends together and twist 2 times. You can also create “snail” shapes if you wish.
  • Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Whisk 1 egg yolk with 1 tbs water. Brush over the biscuits. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.


Biscuits will store in an air tight container for up to 5 days


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g