Kourabiedes II

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Recipe by  ShanaLee

“Given to me by my mother, who got the recipe from a Greek friend of hers.”

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Original recipe yields 5 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter, powdered sugar and almond extract. Add flour in steps (not all at one time).
  3. Knead with hands, shape into crescents. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown. While warm, roll in confectioner's sugar.

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Sza Sza

Sza Sza

I am not sure if your mother's friend is missing some main ingredients...but I have lived in Cyprus for almost 10 years and have traveled to Greece yearly. Kourambiedes is my favourite Greek dessert. I added the following to give it a bit more kick : - Nutmeg ground spice ( to add a bit to the batter ) - Cloves ground spice ( to add a bit to batter ) - Icing sugar for sprinkling ( I also added a bit of nutmeg and cloves to the icing sugar mix ) - Vanilla essence - Toasted almonds ( chopped coarsely ) - Very little almond extract ( or else it will taste " synthetic " ) - 1 tbs. of cognac or brandy



It was way too dry to shape into crescents. Hard to work with.

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Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 206 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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