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Kourambiedes (Greek Shortbread Cookies)


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 24

Ingredients

1 lb. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 shot ouzo, brandy, or cognac
3.5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
2/3 cup roasted and crushed almonds
additional confectioners sugar, for rolling


Preheat the oven to 350.


Beat the butter until very creamy, a good 10-15 minutes.


Add the sugar and cream together.


Beat in the egg yolks, one a a time, until well incorporated and finally, mix in the vanilla and the ouzo.


Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture slowly, until incorporated and a relatively stiff dough forms.


Add more flour, if necessary.


Knead in the almonds, and knead the dough 5 or 6 times.


Using tablespoon sized portions, roll the dough into whatever shape you want (I did crescents; in my famly, crescents, rounds and esses were the most popular) and place on ungreased baking sheets.


Bake for about 24 minutes or until done.


Cookies should be slightly browned, but not too dark.


Let the cookies cool for ten minutes or so before rollling in powdered sugar.


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Notes

Kourambiedes are Greek shortbread cookies covered in powdered sugar, really similar to Mexican wedding cookies and Russian tea cakes. They are very popular around the holidays.

love greek cookies, must give these a try, thanks janet

i love them ,every year i use to make them xstmas with melomakarona ,

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