Kourabiedes is a traditional dessert we make here in Greece for Christmas. It is an absolutely delicious type of sugar-butter cookie/biscuit.
Following is the recipe I have been making for the past 4 years which is very easy.
Hope you all enjoy making them.
– 600 gr unsalted butter
– 250 gr Almonds
– 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
– 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or Essence
– 220gr Icing Sugar
– 50 gr Black Rum or Cognac
– 1200 gr All Purpose Flour
– Icing Sugar for coating
Beat the sugar with the butter on high-speed for approximately 20 minutes. (the more you beat this mixture up the better and fluffier the dough will be). While that is being beaten, chop up the almonds into small pieces and lay them in a baking tray and bake in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius until they are golden brown.(Do not leave them for very long or they will burn).
Gradually place the flour, baking powder and vanilla in the butter sugar mixture. Then add the almonds and the rum. Continue beating for another 10 minutes.
Take a small portion of the dough and form into small round cookie ( you can even roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to form them). Lay them in a baking tray lined with a baking sheet and press them slightly with your thumb on the top. Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes. Once baked let them cool down before coating them with the icing sugar.
This dough will make approximately 2,5 kilos about 50-60 kourabiedes.