Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Moustokouloura (Must Cookies)

Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp freshly ground cinnamon 1 tbsp freshly ground cloves 1/2 cup of olive oil or unsalted butter 2 tbsp of honey 1 cup of Petimezi-(Greek wine must syrup) Grated zest from 1/2 orange 1 cup of Orange juice Method: Sift together the flour, baking soda, […]

Krasokouloura: Wine Cookies

In Greek: κρασοκούλουρα, pronounced krah-so-KOO-loo-rah This cookie dough is easy to work with, and can be shaped into rings, spirals, the letter “s” or other shapes, and if you’ve got kids in the kitchen, this could become a favorite. The cookies store well. Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup of white wine 1 cup […]

Koulourakia Ouzou: Traditional Ouzo Cookies

In Greek: κουλουράκια ούζου, say: koo-loo-RAHK-yah OO-zoo The flavor of these cookies is Greece. The flavor of the ouzo is intensified with the addition of ground anise and coriander to create a taste that works as an appetizer, snack, or dessert. The cookies are made with olive oil, a Greek tradition as well. Cook Time: 30 minutes […]

Koulourakia Lathera me Sousami: Sesame Cookies Made with Olive Oil

n Greek: κουλουράκια λαδερά με σουσάμι, pronounced koo-loo-RAHK-yah me soo-SAH-mee Koulourakia can be formed into many shapes. These small sesame-coated cookies are generally made in small oval shapes and rings. The cookie dough is softer and oilier than many other recipes, and the end result is a crispy, delicious cookie. Other recipes call for up to 3 […]

Koulourakia – Greek Butter Cookies with Sesame

A “kouloura” (koo-LOU-rah) in Greek is a round twist. The name for these traditional butter cookies comes from their round twisted shape but you will also see Koulourakia as small braids or in the shape of the letter “S.” Koulourakia are delicious dunked in coffee or milk and are the traditional Easter cookie. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook […]

Moustokouloura: Grape Molasses Cookies

In Greek: μουστοκούλουρα, say: moo-stoh-KOO-loo-rah This recipe for Grape Molasses Cookies is made withpetimezi – a sweetener that dates back to the Bronze Age. Buy it or make it at home to create these delicious cookies that are made with olive oil and no butter, eggs, or milk. The recipe makes 25-35 cookies, depending on the size. Prep […]

Koulourakia Portokaliou: Citrus & Spice Cookie Twists

In Greek: κουλουράκια πορτοκαλιού, pronounced koo-loo-RAHK-yah por-toh-kahl-YOO The translation of the Greek name for these cookies is “orange cookie twists,” probably because the name with all ingredients would be too long! These cookies are made with the juice of oranges and lemons, and the zest of a clementine or tangerine, making them truly a citrus […]

Koulourakia Christouyennon: Christmas Sesame Cookie Rings

In Greek: κουλουράκια Χριστουγέννων, pronounced koo-loo-RAHK-yahkhree-stoo-YEH-non These wreath-shaped yeast sesame cookie rings are made once a year in certain areas of the Greek island of Crete: at Christmas. The cookies are made with the traditional Christmas tastes of cinnamon, cloves, and orange, and they contain no dairy products or eggs. Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: […]