Yia Yia’s Cookies

img_5301

My nephews’ Grandmother passed away the other day. We spent many holidays together over the years and I always loved her Greek cookies. She gave me the recipe a few years ago and this is the first time I made them.  Thank you, Dina.

INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 sticks of butter, room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

1 cup sugar

4 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 fresh orange juice

shot of brandy

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, vanilla and oil and beat until well combined.   Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly until a dough forms.  Add juice and mix until combined. Make a flat disk 2″ thick, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes or so.  Roll out to doubt 1/4″ thick and use any cookie shape you like.  Use flour so you can work with dough easier.  It warms quickly.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle on sesame seeds or poppy seeds.  Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool and eat.  They are even better the next day.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s