Gluten Free Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

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!

5 from 2 votes

Gluten Free Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

Servings 48 cookies


  • 6 cups gluten free flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. With a mixer, cream butter and then gradually add sugar.

  3. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in orange juice and vanilla.

  4. Combine the gluten free flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to mixture.

  5. Dust working area and hands with gluten free flour; to prevent sticking.

  6. 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.

  7. Place on baking sheet about 2 in apart.

  8. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.



  1. Eleni says:

    What gluten free flour would you suggest? We just came across your recipe and this Easter will be the first one to make our gluten free koulourakia. We never made them with sesame seeds either

  2. vasiliki says:

    I have gluten free red mill all purpose flour the red bag. Will this work and also what can I substitute for the orange juice, Thank you.

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