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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!!

 

Comments (28)

  • Megala 9 months ago Reply

    Lovely cookies ! Merry Christmas !!

    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

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

    Megala 9 months ago

    Thank you !

    foodzesty 9 months ago

    Your very welcome

  • MichaelStephenWills 9 months ago Reply

    a holiday favorite of ours….Merry Christmas

    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

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

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    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

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

  • mistimaan 9 months ago Reply

    So yummy it is 🙂

  • Novus Lectio 9 months ago Reply

    Let me know if you received my mail

    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

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

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

    Thank you 😁

    foodzesty 9 months ago

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

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

    Oh you didn’t receive it?😟

    foodzesty 9 months ago

    No, I thought you were sending it

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

    😕 ok will resend it later

    foodzesty 9 months ago

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

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

    I’ve send a normal mail.

    foodzesty 9 months ago

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

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

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

    foodzesty 9 months ago

    ohhh ok….:)

    foodzesty 9 months ago

    I received it and responded. 🙂

    Novus Lectio 9 months ago

    Ok 👍

  • MaBeautility 9 months ago Reply

    Yum! Merry xmas!
    Xxx

  • dtills 9 months ago Reply

    Such pretty cookies!

    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

    Thanks Deeeee

  • chefkreso 9 months ago Reply

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

    foodzesty 9 months ago Reply

    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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