Wine Cookies with Sesame
Biscuits with white wine? Trust me, it works so well! Koulourakia is a traditional Greek cookie recipe resulting in cookies that are crunchy on the outside and light within. They’re considered something to cook for a celebration - traditionally for Greek Easter, but these are so good that the recipe has spilled out, and is frequently cooked through the rest of the year too. We Greeks call these ‘cookies’, but these are not the American, chewy kind - more like Italian biscotti.
I came up with these ‘Koulourakia krasata’ - white wine-infused cookies - when I was inviting some friends over for coffee, and wondering what to make. I stumbled across this recipe, gave it a tweak, and here we are! These sesame-crusted biscuits are the perfect companion to a Greek coffee with friends (Greek coffee culture is a big deal!) - or with whichever type of coffee you prefer!
Have the butter in room temperature and add it in a mixer along with the sugar. Mix them in medium speed for about 5 minutes, until it’s smooth and fluffy.
Take a piece of the dough and roll it horizontally to create a string. Then join the edges and shape a round cookie.
Add sesame in a plate, place the cookie on top and gently press it down for the sesame seeds to stick on the cookie.