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Old 11-20-2006, 08:10 AM   #11
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I have family in Spain and they send every year a Christmas cookies tipical from this Country.

Is named "polvoron" and is very traditional.

I love this cookies.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:46 AM   #12
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How about sharing your mum's wonderful recipe with us?
Sure thing!!!

REC- Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies (TNT)
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:35 AM   #13
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SierraCook, thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe. It's almost like the Greek Kourabiedes except that our cookies have chopped almonds but no milk in them and that they are dusted with icing sugar. I will definitely try your recipe this Christmas cos' I like cookies with frosting!
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:41 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:08 PM   #15
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Wow, this IS a toughie. It's a tie between two of my dutch grandmother's recipes. I make her sugar cookies which are the best I have ever had. Crunchy on the outside, cakey on the inside. And her chocolate drop cookies are divine. They are sort of a cross between a little chocolate cake and a brownie. I ice them with butter icing and top with chocolate sprinkles. People always want the recipes and many friends ask when I will be baking them every year.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:53 PM   #16
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Mine has to be a basic chocolate cookie that is loaded with pecans....not very exotic I know....but they turn me on!!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:27 PM   #17
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My new favorite is persimmon cookies. Just got the recipe from my wife's grandmother. It's a spicy, fluffy cookie with chocolate chips.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:38 AM   #18
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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)

Ingredients:
1 kg (2.2 lb) unsalted butter
2 kg flour (approximately) - sifted
250gm sugar
300gm almonds - chopped
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
Rosewater for sprinkling
Icing sugar for dusting

Method:
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.

Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:57 PM   #19
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Thank you so much Boufa06. I can't wait to make these. My DH will be surprised too. Will let you know how they turn out. Thanks again. Happy Holidays!
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Stinker, happy baking! I shall look forward to your feedback. BTW, do you have any Greek connection? Happy Holidays to you and your family!
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