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Greek Kourambiethes Cookies

Greek Kourambiethes Cookies are Greek cookies that are served at many different holidays and celebrations in Greece. These tasty treats are not just served at Christmas, but can be enjoyed all year round and can be stored easily for a reasonable amount of time.








For this recipe, you will need:

70g almonds or pecans, blanched and roughly chopped
200g flour
1 jigger cognac
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks
half a tsp of baking powder
500g unsalted butter
545g icing sugar

Soften the butter, by melting it in a saucepan. Once the butter has melted, place the butter in the refrigerator to cool and wait for the butter to re-set, but not become entirely solid.

Remove the butter from the refrigerator and add the 545g icing sugar and beat the mixture together, so that the butter becomes very pale in colour, almost white.

After adding the sugar, continue to beat the mixture and start to add in the other ingredients. First add the egg yolks, the cognac and then the vanilla. Beat together well.

Now it is time to add the rest of the ingredients. So start by adding the flour, nuts and baking powder, but just stir them in to the rest of the mixture. You should start to see a dough forming. The dough should be moist and sticky, but not too much. If you think that the dough is too sticky, then add a little more flour to the dough.

When you are happy with theconsitency of your dough, take about a tablespoon of dough and start to form the cookies in to little balls. Place each cookie on to a lined baking tin and when you have finished, place in to an oven at 175'c.

Wait for about 15-20 minutes for the cookies to bake and then remove them and place on a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool and then roll each cookie in icing sugar. You can now serve the Greek Kourambiethes cookies and enjoy!

If you want to store Greek Kourambiethes cookies, then place them in a sealed conatainer and store in a cold dark place or even freeze them if you want to. When you come to eat them at a later date it is a good idea to sift a light sprinkle of icing sugar over them, so that they taste fresh again.