Kourambiedes (Greek Christmas Cookies)

Hello there!!Β  I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. πŸ™‚Β  My mom is visiting for the holidays, so we were up early this morning, had our coffee and hit the kitchen to start baking the traditional Christmas Cookies.Β  Β We were in there most of the morning because we made a few batches to hold us over after the holidays. :0Β We do that sometimes because we only make them once a year and one batch just isn’t enough. πŸ™‚Β  Β We made the first batch and placed them on my dining table, and by noon my husband had eaten a few more than he should haveΒ  πŸ™‚ but that’s ok because we are still in the holiday mood.Β Β If you love sugar coated, almond tasty cookies you need to try these cookies!!Β  They are soft and flavored with Cognac and stuffed with baked almonds.Β  ohhhh yummmm!!

We had finished baking, coating by mid afternoon and we are done for this year πŸ™‚Β Β Another year is coming toΒ  an end in a few days, and for my family and some of my friends it was a difficult one, but this is what life is all about.Β  Ups and Downs and dealing with the obstacles that life throws your way.Β  Right??Β  I am sure you agree with me πŸ™‚

So, I would like to wish you,Β  your families, friends from the bottom of my heart a very blessed, happy, healthy, New Year!!!Β  Thank you for your support, lovely comments, likes, and all those huge hugs you have sent my way, you have no idea how it has helped me.


See you again in 2019!!! Have a great New Years Eve Everyone!!! πŸ™‚


2 cups butter (room temperature)

1/2 cup Powder Sugar

1 shot Cognac

1 Egg

5 cups All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

3 cup Powder Sugar (for coating)

3/4 cups Almonds (chopped)



Start off by adding a tablespoon of butter into a sauce pan and melt, add in the almonds stir until golden brown.




Powder Sugar




Flour mixed with baking powder


In a mixing bowl add in the butter and whip until fluffy, continue by adding in the rest of the ingredients.


Blend all ingredients until well combined.Β  The mix should turn into a soft dough.


As you can see in the photo my mom shaped the cookies into half moons, and round cookies.Β  Place cookies into baking pan and then into the oven and bake at 180 degrees until golden brown.



When cookies have baked, coat with powder sugar while they are still hot.Β  The cookies should be fully covered with powder sugar.Β Β 

Kali Orexi!!!


Comments (16)

  • Megala 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Love these beautiful crescent cookies. Wish you a very happy New Year!

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Megala…Best wishes and Happy New Year to you and your family πŸ™‚

  • These look delicious! I’ve been on a cookie baking spree these past few days πŸ™‚ I pray your new yearis full of blessings πŸ™‚

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Margaret..I wish you and your family a blessed and Happy New Year….Huge hugs πŸ™‚

  • Must be so yummy! How nice you were able to bake and spend the holidays with your mom! I wish you a very happy New Year! 😘

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year Ursula πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    Thank you!!πŸ’ž

    foodzesty 2 weeks ago


  • Jyo 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Love these delicious cookies Sophie πŸ‘

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank you Jyo πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • Jyo 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Have an amazing New year ❣️

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Wishing you and your family a blessed and Happy New Year 😚😚

  • Italian Goodness 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Happy New Year to you!!! These cookies look very appealing! I will try to make it with my daughters once I’ll be back from Italy! Cheers!

    foodzesty 3 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank you very much!!! Enjoy your time back home and Happy New Year!!!

  • dtills 2 weeks ago β€” Reply


    foodzesty 2 weeks ago β€” Reply

    Thank youuuuuu

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