Gluten Free Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

by MsModify
48 cookies
27 min

These traditional Greek Easter cookies, also known as “koulourakia” are a staple in every Greek house. I’ve shared this recipe before, but with Easter here I knew I needed to share it with you again!

Growing up my yia yia (grandma) and I used to make these every year, that once I was diagnosed with celiac and could no longer enjoy them I decided to modify my yia yia’s recipe to make them gluten free!

Traditionally, koulourakia have an egg wash and sesame seed top but that’s not how I grew up with them, so I leave that part out.

Making these cookies have been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember, maybe they’ll become one in yours too!


Gluten Free Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}
Recipe details
  • 48  cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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  • 6 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
With a mixer, cream butter and then gradually add sugar.
Add eggs and beat well. Beat in orange juice and vanilla.
Combine the gluten free flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to mixture.
Dust working area and hands with gluten free flour; to prevent sticking.
Roll dough into about 1 ¼ inch balls and then shape each into about 6 inches using your hands to roll. Fold in half and then twist twice.
Place on baking sheet about 2 in apart.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
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  • Kar23916643 Kar23916643 on Apr 16, 2022


    This recipe has my mouth watering!!!

    And it sounds like a VERY fun thing to do with my grandbabies 6 through 12!

    Thank you for sharing!🥰🥰🥰

  • Olga Driskell Olga Driskell on Apr 16, 2022

    I am so glad to see this recipe using gluten free flour. These cookies have been a staple in my family forever. I was taught to separate a egg, whisk the egg white just a little bit and brush the little twisted men which is what my children called them, before baking. They look glazed. The orange juice was new twist, can't wait to try it.