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Easter koulourakia (Greek cookies) with olive oil

  • Cooking time25 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes
  • Servings50 portions
recipe image Easter koulourakia (Greek cookies) with olive oil


  • 900 gr. all-purpose flour
  • 180 ml. Altis Chania Crete Extra Virgin Oil
  • 350 gr. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 ml. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ammonia
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 vanilla capsules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For coating
  • 2 egg yolks


      1. In the mixer, we beat the eggs with the sugar until they become fluffy; we add the olive oil, vanilla capsules, salt and 2 tablespoons flour.
      2. In a bowl, we mix the juice, zest, baking powder and ammonia, and we add them to the mix.
      3. We add the flour and knead the mix until it becomes a fluffy, soft dough.
      4. We preheat the oven at 170οC and we lay non-sticky paper on a baking pan.
      5. We form the koulourakia and place them side by side, leaving gaps in between because they will rise.
      6. We whisk the egg yolks with 1 tablespoon water and smear the koulourakia.
      7. We bake the koulourakia for 25΄ and, after they cool down, we keep them inside an hermetically sealed box.
      - We can replace ammonia with 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon baking soda