Kourabiedes

The kourabiedes with melomakarona and diples are the traditional Christmas and New Year cookies in Greece. In addition, in certain regions the kourabiedes are the cakes that are offered for weddings.

servings20 servings preparation time30 min.cooking time20 min.difficultyaveragepriceaffordable

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Metaxa cognac
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3.5 cups icing sugar
  • ½ cup almonds (optional)

Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 flour sieve
  • 1 hand or stand mixer

Making

1

Beat the butter and sugar in a foam.

2

Incorporate the egg and the cognac and then very slowly the sifted flour with the baking powder.

3

Work until the dough is smooth.

Tip
Tip

If it is not firm enough, add flour.

4

Shape into dumplings the size of an egg or in the shape of croissants or even small pears whose tail you will simulate with a clove.

5

Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.

6

Bake in a medium oven for about 20 minutes. While they are hot, sift the kourabiedes with icing sugar.

Note
Note

Proportions for around 40 kourabiedes.

Tip
Tip

You can also add 1/2 cup flaked or powdered almonds to the dough to make almond kourabiedes.

Happy Holidays !

Kourabiedes photo avec le sapin derrière

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