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Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

Becky Marti

Becky Marti

A traditional Greek shortbread cookie. Adds a good flavor to any holiday!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, egg yolk and anise extract until light. Stir in the 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and flour until blended.
  3. Shape dough into crescents and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Dust heavily with confectioners' sugar before they are completely cool.
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basil
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basil

2/23/2007

Original Kourambiethes have almond added in the dough and usually vanilla extract, rosewater and brandy, not anise or ouzo. Moreover, it is very important that you use the right kind of butter. In Greece sheep's butter is used for its distinct aroma and flavour. And the biscuit should be left to cool before you dust the sugar over it, otherwhise it makes a not so appealing crust.

DOROTHY JUNE
11

DOROTHY JUNE

12/17/2003

i liked the cookies, but the rest of the family did not and that includes a 10yr old boy

Debra Machado
7

Debra Machado

12/14/2009

I have been making this for years...Old Greek cookbook I use I add 7tlbs conf. sugar/ 7tbls water in when I blend the butter --and sweet butter (no salt.) also vanilla extract no anise. You will love them if you do it this way.

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