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                        KOULOURAKIA (SESAME COOKIES)
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 Serving Size  : 70   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Greek                            Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Karen Mintzias
    1       c            Butter
    1       c            Caster sugar
    1       t            Vanilla essence
    3                    Eggs
    5       c            Plain flour
    3       ts           Baking powder
      1/2   ts           Ground cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Ground cloves
      1/4   c            Milk
      1/2   c            Toasted sesame seeds
   Makes: 70 Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Oven
   temperature: 190 C (375 F)
   Cream butter and sugar with vanilla essence until
   light and fluffy.  Beat eggs, reserve 1 tablespoon for
   glazing and add remainder gradually to butter mixture,
   beating well.
   Sift dry ingredients twice.  Stir into creamed mixture
   alternately with milk to form a soft dough.  Knead
   lightly until smooth.  If dough is sticky, chill for 1
   Scatter some sesame seeds lightly on one side of
   pastry board.  Shape pieces of dough into thick pencil
   shapes and roll onto the sesame seeds to coat lightly
   or according to taste.  Double over rolled dough and
   twist, or form into rings, figure eights or coils.
   Place on greased baking sheets and glaze with reserved
   egg beaten with a little milk.  Bake in a moderate
   oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.  Cool on a
   wire rack and store in an airtight container.
   Variation:  Roll dough in granulated sugar instead of
   seeds.  Glaze lightly with milk.
   From: “The Complete Middle East Cookbook” by Tess
   Mallos ISBN: 1 86302 069 1
   Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
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