Valentines are coming-but i am in a “blue mood”(in a good way)all that ’cause my sweetest Valentine-Aris. He insisted us to make blue butter cookies-and,ofcourse-his wish is my comand-since he is the King of my heart…(hashtag #crazyINLove). Anyways,i seam to be always in the mood when it comes to baking..it’s just my thing”something i enjoy so much!My son adores to help me in the kitchen,my little chef is getting creative.
Basically-we made it the way we are making the traditional greek”koulourakia”and we just add blue food color.Here is how we made our funny,tasty butter cookies:
- 250g butter (8.8 oz.)
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 25g powdered baking amonia (1 and a half tea spoons)
- 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- zest of 2 oranges
- 1kg all-purpose flour (35 oz.)
- 2 egg yolks and 1 tbsp water for glazing the koulourakia
- blue food color
- To prepare this traditional koulourakia recipe, start by mixing the butter and sugar. In a mixer’s bowl add the sugar and butter (chopped) and mix for about 10-15 minutes, until the butter is creamy and fluffy. (Once starting to prepare this koulourakia recipe, make sure that the butter is at room temperature).
- In the meantime warm the milk until lukewarm and remove the pot from the heat. Add the ammonia and blend until dissolved. Set aside.
- Add the eggs (in the butter-sugar) mixture one at a time, whilst mixing, allowing time for each one to be absorbed, before adding another. Pour in the the vanilla extract, the orange zest and milk (with the ammonia) and mix to combine. Add the flour, a little bit at a time, whilst mixing, until the ingredients are combined and the dough is soft and not too sticky. Cut the dough in 2 exact peaces and add blue food colour at one of them.Mix it well with your hands.
- Cover the dough for the koulourakia with some plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
- Place the dough for the koulourakia on a clean working surface, take a small piece of dough and form long cords. Shape the koulourakia with your hands, giving them any shape you like.We made snails and lollypops. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and place the koulourakia, leaving some distance between them as they will rise a lot when baked. (For this koulourakia recipe, you will need approx. 4-5 large baking trays, depending on the size of the cookies)
- In a small bowl add the egg yolks and 1 tbsp water and whisk with a fork. Brush the top of the koulourakia and bake in preheated oven at 200C for 15 minutes, until nicely coloured.
- Let the koulourakia cool down completely and store in airtight containers for up to three weeks.
I know it looks a bit strange for us-but kids will love it!The taste of greek koulourakia we all know,it is perfect with our first morning coffee as well-and the blue colour will cheer you up,try it !
omg this is so cute !
i will try this !! omggg lovely
your son seams really cute ! bless him