Homemade Greek Almond Christmas Cookies (Kourambiedes)

We have been trying somewhat to keep up the Christmas Spirit, but it has been very hard these past few days.  With my mom visiting we went into the kitchen and starting  making Kourambiedes (Greek Almond Cookies) it would take our minds off of things and just concentrate on cooking. I love  cooking and besides this being my passion it has also been a real help to me whenever I was upset or stressed out, and this is one of those times. 

I am a huge fan of Vintage pieces and I remembered that my mom had this star dish that was my grandmother’s and is about 100 years old.  I find it to be beautiful and this is why I took a photo of this cookie in this dish.  Here is another delicious and favorite Greek cookie that is covered in sugar powder, that is always  found on every Greek Christmas table.  

Ingredients:

1 cup Butter room temperature

1 Egg Yolk

600 grams All Purpose Flouer

2 powdered Vanilla or 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

180 grams Roasted Almonds or Walnuts chopped…(we prefer Almonds)

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

30 grams Cognac

3/4 Sugar Powder & extra for coating

 

Preparation:

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In a small pan add just a bit of butter and roast the almonds until they become crunchy and brown.  Once the almonds are done set them aside.

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In a large bowl beat bowl and powdered sugar until combined.

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Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla.

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Slowly start to add in the flour and cognac and continue to beat.

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Continue by adding the almonds, or walnuts which ever you prefer and combine with hands.

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This becomes a dough mix.

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Take a small part of the dough and roll into a ball, press down with thumb in the center, and or roll out the dough to make half moon shapes 

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Coat with the extra Powder Sugar it should cover the cookies as shown in the picture above.

I have posted a black and white picture of the featured image on Instagram: foodzesty

Merry Christmas!!

Kala Xristougenna!!

 

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Lovely cookies ! Merry Christmas !!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Megala…I wish and your family a Happy and Healthy Xmas. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      1. foodzesty says:

        Your very welcome

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  2. a holiday favorite of ours….Merry Christmas

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Michael…I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy Xmas. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you and I would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy Merry Xmas…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. mistimaan says:

    So yummy it is 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Novus Lectio says:

    Let me know if you received my mail

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Good morning..ok B. When I received it I will let you know.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. foodzesty says:

        Thank you for sending me whatever it is….huge hugs B. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Novus Lectio says:

        Oh you didn’t receive it?😟

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      3. foodzesty says:

        No, I thought you were sending it

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Novus Lectio says:

        😕 ok will resend it later

        Liked by 2 people

      5. foodzesty says:

        The only thing I received was your email about the winner of the contest. Is it something specific I need to look for?

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Novus Lectio says:

        I’ve send a normal mail.

        Liked by 2 people

      7. foodzesty says:

        When? Maybe I need to go back a few days?

        Liked by 1 person

      8. Novus Lectio says:

        😄😄😄😄 no it was today but don’t worry I’ll resend it later

        Liked by 2 people

      9. foodzesty says:

        I received it and responded. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. MaBeautility says:

    Yum! Merry xmas!
    Xxx

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  6. dtills says:

    Such pretty cookies!

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  7. chefkreso says:

    My grandma used to make these, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Really wow that is interesting. My xmas was a bit sad but trying to work through it…Thank you for your kind words…I hope you had a great time..:)

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