Easy Homemade Kourabiedes

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Easy Homemade Kourabiedes
Merry Christmas with these amazing festive sweet butter cookies! If you haven’t tried kourabiedes (Greek Christmas butter cookies) before, then you are certainly missing out. Soft, buttery, and fluffy with a crunchy bite and rich almond (or pistachio if you are feeling adventurous). This super easy kourabiedes recipe will definitely get you in a festive mood!

Kourabiedes are a delicious traditional Greek treat, packed with the aromas of fresh butter and roasted almonds and garnished with luscious layers of icing sugar - they are the ultimate Christmas cookie! This recipe is ready to bake in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients
 
    •    250g butter made from cows milk, cold (9 ounces) (Lurpak unsalted)
    •    150g almonds, roughly chopped or almond slivers, roasted (6 ounces)
    •    50g almonds (whole) or almond slivers, raw (1.8 ounces). Alternatively you can also give pistachios a try
    •    75g icing sugar (2.7 ounces)
    •    1 tbsp rose water
    •    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    •    1 tbsp baking powder
    •    a pinch of salt
    •    300g all-purpose flour (10.6 ounces)
    •    lots of icing sugar for powdering

To see the full recipe and preparation instructions, please visit: My Greek Dish