Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

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Becky Marti
Recipe by  Becky Marti

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

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Original recipe yields 2 to 3 dozen



  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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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.



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



I'm afraid no one in my family liked these. The you may try less Anise, if you're inclined to try them.

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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