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Traditional Greek cookies

There are some recipes that you enjoy all year long. You just make them over and over again as everybody just loves them. This recipe is a recipe like that. You get enchanted from the first bite and their buttery flavor, crisp texture and vanilla scent kind of stays with you. This recipe was given to me by a colleague’s mom. It became one of our favorites ever since.

Ingredients

  • 750 grammars of all purpose flour
  • 200 grammars of butter at room temperature
  • 250 grammars of corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 glass of sugar – 210 grammars
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 glass of orange juice – 100 grammars
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teacup of brandy
  • 1 egg

 

In a mixer bowl, mix the butter, the corn oil and the sugar. Then add the egg, the vanilla extract and continue whisking the ingredients.

Dissolve the baking soda in the brandy and add it to the mixture. Dissolve the baking powder in the orange juice and add it to the mixture as well.

Add the flour and start kneading with your hands or with the mixer’s hook. The dough should be soft and non-sticky. If the dough sticks onto your hands, add a little more flour.

Put the dough onto a floured surface and roll it with a rolling pin until you have an 0,5 cm thick dough. Cut the dough with various biscuit cutters and put them in a baking pan covered with parchment paper.

Whisk an egg with two tablespoons of water and brush the surface of the biscuits. Bake in a preheated, at 180 degrees, oven for about 30 minutes or until the surface of the biscuits turns golden brown.

Let the biscuits to cool completely and then serve.

Written by Evina

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