Olive Oil Cookies (Koulourakia)

Olive Oil Cookies (Koulourakia)
Patricia Vasos
  • Olive Oil Cookies (Koulourakia)
  • Description
    A traditional cookie made with extra virgin olive oil, fresh orange juice, wine and Greek brandy that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Preparation time: 35 minutes'
Cooking Time: 25 minutes'
Total Time: 60 minutes'

Main ingredients

greek extra virgin olive oil, cognac, all-purpose flour

Cooking Method



40 cookies

greek extra virgin olive oil 1 ½ cups
sugar 1 ½ cups
orange juice,freshly squeezed 1 cup
baking soda 1 tablespoon
vanilla extract 1 tablespoon
cognac 3 tablespoons
powdered cinnamon 2 tablespoons
dry red wine ¼ cup
orange zest 1
all-purpose flour 4-5 cups (may need a little extra)
How to cook

  • In a bowl, beat the extra virgin olive oil and sugar. 
  • In a separate bowl, add the orange juice and baking soda and stir.  Pour into the oil and sugar mixture and mix.
  • Add the red wine, orange zest, cinnamon, vanilla and cognac. Mix well.
  • Gradually add flour until the batter thickens and doesn’t stick to your fingers.  If it is sticky, slowly add additional flour.
  • Make small balls (ping ball size), roll out into the shape of a long rope, fold over in half and twist. Roll out into a long rope and make a circle. Or, roll out into a long rope and make the shape from the letter “S.”   Place on a cookie sheet lined with non-stick baking paper and bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes or until golden brown both on the top and bottom.

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