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Greek Easter Cookies

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Servings: 54
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2 1/4  cups  Flour
1 1/4  teaspoons  Baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1/2  cup  Butter, softened
1  cup  Powdered Sugar
1    Egg
2  tablespoons  Brandy or Milk
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1    Egg Yolk +
1  tablespoon  Milk beaten together
3  tablespoons  Sesame Seeds

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar, beating until fluffy. Add egg, brandy, vanilla and beat well after each addition. Add flour mixture / cup at a time blending will after each addition. Roll 1 teaspoon of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 6 inch rope, fold in half and twist 2 or 3 times, pinch ends together. Place 1 inch apart on 3 greased cookie sheets. Brush with egg/milk mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 10-13 minutes in a preheated 375oF oven until golden. Cool on rack. Store in an air tight container at room temperature. Makes 4/ dozen cookies. Source: "The Yankee Kitchen" 03-31-93 (#1) [Carmella]

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