Koulourakia (sweet easter Greek cookies or rolls)

 
250 g butter/marg                            
3 eggs
10 ml vanilla essence                 
1 c white sugar
15 ml baking powder                           
pinch of salt
4 c flour                                             
1 – 2 c sesame seeds
1.        Pre-heat oven to 180*C (350*F)
2.       Grease the baking trays.
3.       Sieve flour, salt & baking powder.
4.       Cream butter & sugar till white & fluffy (the more the better)
5.       Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
6.       Add the vanilla essence, mix well.
7.       Add flour mixture, bit by bit, mixing well.
8.       The dough must be soft & not sticky when rolled in your hands, also not too stiff.
9.       Roll bits of dough into long sausages, about the thickness of a finger.
10.    Place the sesame seeds into a shallow dish.
11.     Shape dough into required shape & cover in sesame seeds.
12.    Place on greased baking tray, allowing room for spreading.

13.    Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until lightly browned.,

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