Orange and Vanilla Braided Cookies
These traditional Greek Orthodox Easter cookies are made with orange and vanilla, and are a delicious festive treat!
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.