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    KOURABIETHES – GREEK BUTTER COOKIES

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    30 mins

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    15 mins

    diner524's Note:

    A recipe I found on Whippedtheblog.com. Here is what is stated about the cookies: "These Greek little balls of heaven are a Christmas special. My husband who is half Greek makes them every year. In the bakeries of Greece, the Kourabiethes are piled up high and deep and look like a mound of little snowballs. My trusty, old-school Greek cookbook reads, “Kourabiethes are the national cookies of the Greeks for Christmas and New Year’s Day.”

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    Directions:

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      Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter and 1 cup sugar until very light and fluffy. stir in egg yolk and brandy. Mix sifted flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Mix in the flour and baking powder a little at a time until dough no longer sticks to your fingers. If you are adding the almonds, chop them up into fine pieces. Mix them in while mixing in flour, accomodating for the extra ingredient and not letting the cookies get too dry. Knead well until dough is smooth and can easily be rolled into balls. Take small pieces of dough and shape into balls or small crescents. Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet or on a lightly greased sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until very light brown. While still warm, brush very lightly with orange flower or rose water. Roll in confectioner’s sugar and set on a tray or plate. Use the remaining sugar to sift over top until well covered.

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    • on July 16, 2013

      55

      These are great shortbread cookies! The powdered sugar and butter whipped up easily by hand, so I didn't even have to pull out my mixer. I made a half batch, and omitted the 1/2 egg yolk (really, that would have been strange to try and measure!) but I added a tsp of water to make up for the missing liquid - they held together fine without the egg. For ZWT9

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    Nutritional Facts for KOURABIETHES – GREEK BUTTER COOKIES

    Serving Size: 1 (18 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 124.4
     
    Calories from Fat 68
    54%
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 21.8 mg
    7%
    Sodium 10.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 1.7 g
    3%

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    confectioners' sugar

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