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Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...

Greek Kourabiedes

Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and just delicious...
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 35 cookies
Calories per serving 96 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz unsalted butter (250 g), soft
  • 2 oz icing sugar (55 g)
  • 9 oz plain flour (250 g)
  • 4,5 oz almonds (125 g), peeled
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar (optional)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Transfer the almonds to a blender (you can roast them in advance to give the cookies that little extra touch) and pulse them into a fine crumble. Then pour this crumble on a plate and put it aside until later.

  2. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  3. Add the soft butter, plain flour, icing sugar and vanilla sugar (optional) to the blender now. Season with a little pinch of salt.

  4. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  5. Add the almond crumble and pulse a few times more.
  6. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  7. Then add the egg yolk.
  8. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  9. Pulse quickly. Remove the cookie dough from the blender using a spatula and transfer it onto a clean surface.
  10. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  11. Start kneading the dough. Add extra flour if the dough is too sticky. Knead the dough for couple of minutes. Divide it into even portions. I made 1 oz (30 g) portions. Shape the portions into flat discs or crescents. Then put them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  12. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...
  13. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 356° (180°C) for 15 to 20 minutes until they start to brown. Remove the cookies from the oven (careful, they are fragile) and let them cool down. Sprinkle generously with extra icing sugar and serve.
  14. Have you ever heard of kourabiedes before? Apparently these little sugary bites are Greek Christmas cookies! Homemade and delicious...