Orange and Vanilla Braided Cookies

These traditional Greek Orthodox Easter cookies are made with orange and vanilla, and are a delicious festive treat!

  • 44 pieces
  • 1 hr
  • 93 kcal
  • NF

These orange & vanilla braided cookies are traditionally made for Greek Easter celebrations - yes, Greek Orthodox Easter is celebrated on a different date! Called “koulourakia Smyrneika” (cookies from Smyrna), these are cooked up to add to Easter festivities, and gift to friends and family.

In fact, they’re a perfect gift for any time of the year - whip up a batch and take round to a friend’s, I guarantee they’ll thank you! I love to take a quiet ten minute sit down mid-morning, to enjoy a Smyrna cookie and a cup of coffee. Bliss.


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