Kourabiedes  (Greek Butter Cookies)

Kourabiedes are Greek cookies served at Christmastime and numerous Greek holidays throughout the year. They are also known as Greek Christmas cookies and Greek almond cookies.

Make plenty of kourabiedes to share with  family and  friends

Butter Powdered Sugar Egg Yolks Vanilla Extract Ouzo Almonds All-Purpose Flour Baking Powder Rosewater


Prepare the almonds


Toast the almonds in a pan and cook for a few minutes.  Once cooled pulse in the food processor a few times.

Make the cookie dough


Beat he butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the remainder of the ingredients including the almonds. to make a cookie dough.

Shape the kourabiedes


Shape the kourabiedes into crescent or round shapes.

Bake the kourabiedes


Bake the kourabiedes for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden.

Sprinkle with rosewater


Remove from the oven and lightly spritz with rosewater. Allow them to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before gently placing them on a wire rack to cool further.

Dust with powdered sugar


Place each kourabie on the tray and dust powdered sugar on top.

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Peter G