Originally Posted by Stinker
Hi boufa06, I was reading everyones favorite cookie recipes and saw that you mentioned Greek Kourabiedes. I was wondering if you could share that recipe with me. My husbands' mother used to make these and she has since passed. He was talking about them the other day and he nor his sister could remember a recipe. So I have been trying to locate a recipe to make to surprise him. Thank you.
Stinker, my pleasure! I served these cookies during my restaurant days and they were a real hit with the customers. So here goes:
KOURABIEDES (Greek Almond Cookies)
1 kg (2.2 lb) unsalted butter
2 kg flour (approximately) - sifted
300gm almonds - chopped
1 egg yolk
Rosewater for sprinkling
Icing sugar for dusting
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one by one beating well. Fold in flour, add almonds. Knead well until dough becomes soft and firm. Break dough into small pieces and shape into round, half moon, sausage or any other form. Place them evenly on a well-greased baking tray and bake in the oven at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F for about half an hour.
Once removed from the oven, transfer to a bigger tray, sprinkle with rosewater and dust them generously with icing sugar.