Just 5 ingredients make up these Blue & White Crinkle Cookies to Celebrate Greek Independence Day! Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! Long Live Greece!
On this day in 1821 and “Freedom or Death” became the motto of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire. Greek Independence Day, a national holiday celebrated annually across Greece on March 25 commemorates the start of the War of Independence. Additionally, It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation when Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and brought news that she would bear the son of God.
Since Figs & Feta’s beginning I’ve created a special recipe in celebration of this important day in Greek history. In case you’ve missed the past creations check out the
Greek Flag Lemon Sugar Cookies (actually created for the Greek National Soccer Team’s participation in the 2014 World Cup but can be used for this day as well!),
Blue Velvet Cake, and
This year, Blue & White Crinkle Cookies are the centerpiece of the F&F dessert table. With just 5 simple ingredients this recipe is a no brainer.
Ζήτω η Ελλάδα! Long Live Greece!
- 1 package store bought vanilla cake mix (15 ounces)
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 7 drops blue gel food coloring
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine cake mix, Greek yogurt and egg in a large bowl.
- Add food coloring and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop mix into balls and drop into powdered sugar, rolling around to cover dough. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until golden brown and springy to the touch.
- Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheets before removing to cool on wire racks.
- Because of the Greek yogurt, these cookies turn out chewy rather than crispy and crunchy.
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