A Traditional Greek Cookie
Kourabiedes are a type of Greek shortbread cookie that is made with nuts, especially almonds. They are traditionally made for Christmas, Easter, and christenings.
This particular recipe is a little bit different from the traditional version. In addition to almonds, it calls for cashews. It also contains a splash of tequila! It makes for a crunchy and yummy cookie.
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1 hour 30 min
~ 80 cookies
- 1 kilogram all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 500 gr fresh cow butter
- 300 gr white crystal sugar
- 3-4 vanilla capsules
- 1 teaspoon soda powder
- 250 white almonds, chopped and roasted
- 200 cashews, chopped and roasted
- 2 egg yolks
- 100 gr tequila
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- In a nonstick pan, roast the almonds and cashews. Set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the egg yolks and tequila. Continue blending.
- Add baking powder, baking soda, vanilla capsules and flour. Keep stirring and then add the roasted nuts. When you have a homogenized dough, you are ready to start making cookies by hand.
- Bake at 170 C degrees for approximately 20 minutes. They should have a faint golden color.
- Allow them to cool; then sift with icing sugar.
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© 2020 Margarita Iliadis
Please share your comments about kourabiedes...
Margarita Iliadis (author) on December 21, 2020:
Oh yes, I prefer them than any other cookie I've tried!
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 18, 2020:
I'll bet that these cookies taste as good as they look. Yum!