At seasonandstir.com we have been so busy shipping out your orders - that we have not shared a recipe in a bit!
We are so excited to share this cookie recipe with you during the holiday season! It was given to us by our cousin Antonietta Reato - whose gorgeous daughter Teresa (below) baked these the other day. The cookie is called Kourambiedes. Beauty and baking - such a great combination!
Antoinetta was given this authentic Greek cookie recipe by a co-worker - and this is their family recipe.
Kourambiedes, also spelled Kourabiethes or Kourabiedes, are traditional Greek cookies that are often associated with festive occasions, especially during Christmas and weddings. They are delicate, shortbread-like cookies that are typically made with butter, almonds, and powdered sugar. Kourambiedes are known for their crumbly texture and are usually shaped into crescent or round forms.
After baking, the cookies are generously dusted with powdered sugar, giving them a snowy appearance. Some variations of the recipe may include the addition of brandy or rose water for flavor. Kourambiedes are a beloved treat in Greek cuisine and are often shared and enjoyed during special celebrations and holidays.
To make these delicious cookies you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 pound of unsalted butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 4 1/2 cups of flour
First step is to cream the butter; add the ingredients in rotation leaving the flour for last; Add flour gradually - (may not take all of the flour)
Make sure dough is soft and not dry.
Shape into a crescent or make round and flatten slightly.
Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 15 to 25 minutes.
Watch the bottoms as times and ovens vary.
Sprinkle the cookies while still warm with powdered sugar.
We have the cutest mesh shaker we use for sprinkling powder sugar or cinnamon - find it on our site here;