Home Kourambiedes Recipe- Greek Christmas Cookies December 17, 2013 Looking for a great holiday cookie recipe to make? This is the perfect one!! Kourambiedes (Greek Christmas Cookies) Don’t let the long name full you. These cookies are light and melt in your mouth kind of cookie. Full of powdery sugar and goodness. Check out the wonderful recipe below. Ingredients: 10 ounces of blanched almonds 1 pound of sweet unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 4 cups of sifted confectioner’s sugar 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder Pinch of sea salt 1 shot glass of brandy 2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring 2 to 2 1/2 cups of sifted all purpose flour Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C. Lightly toast the almonds in the oven. Add almonds to a Cuisinart and pulse the almonds until finely chopped. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat the butter and 1/2 cup of sugar for 15 minutes until light and creamy. Add egg yolks, sea salt, and baking powder to the mixer. Beat for 1 minute or until combined. Add 1 3/4 cups of sifted flour to the butter mixture and knead. Add in the remaining flour. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes. Break off a piece of dough, the size of a walnut, and shape into a ball or oval. Repeat with remaining dough and place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are pale and yellowish golden in color. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on to a wire rack. Sift the confectioner’s sugar over the kourambiedes until they are completely doused in sugar. I usually store my cookies in a tin. You can freeze cookies and they last up to a few months. 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May 24, 2013 Warm Me Up: Chai Tea Latte February 20, 2017 TMI TAG AWARD February 23, 2018 13 Comments Fae's Twist & Tango December 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm Reply Very nice, Krystina! I love them what ever they are called. They are similar (but not the same) as Russian teacakes – Mexican wedding cakes – Swedish teacakes right? Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 18, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply Hi Fae, Very nice to hear for you. Yes they are very similar to Russian Tea Cookies. You know your cookies. 😉 The magazine is getting together nicely and can’t wait to show you. I am working on having a online version of it. Loading... tastytreats13 December 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply This sounds very tasty! I would love to try this recipe out! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm Reply It sure is very tasty and great for the holidays! Let me know if you try it out. 🙂 Happy Holidays. Loading... Vlad December 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm Reply You forgot to tell us where to put the almonds in! My guess is they go in with the flour.. Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm Reply I’m so sorry!! Okay so when you add the remaining flour, then you will fold in the chopped almonds. I hope your recipe turns out delicious!! Loading... . June 26, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply These look really delicious traditional cookies. I am making these this afternoon. Love the idea of chopped almonds in the cookies which will add a crunchy texture. I have tried many Kourambiethes recipes, and most include finely ground almonds. I remember hearing about your Peppermint Kourambiedes. Please share the recipe! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen June 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm Reply Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. The almonds do add a lovely texture, and always my favorite too. I toast my almonds too. Yes the peppermint cookies are to die for. Where did you hear about them? 🙂 I will try to post that recipe soon. Cheers! 💗 Loading... . December 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm Reply Christmas time is upon us once more! I love this recipe! Years ago I tuned in to a podcast of a radio show and you were talking about your new book. You mentioned the cookies and their peppermint filling. Been dreaming of them ever since!😂 Is your book available in bookstores worldwide? Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm Reply Hi, So nice to see your msg! Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year. 🙂 Wow was it the Ellen Karis show? If so that is great you tuned in. Yes I made kourambiedes with peppermint candies in the center, and to this day it is my absolute favorite! My book is available worldwide, and in ebook and print. Thank you for reaching out. Wishing you and your family a prosperous New Year! -Chef Krystina Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm Reply Btw I loveee your wordpress name!! Loading... Bougainvillean December 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm Reply Yes! it was the Ellen Karis show. I tuned in for info on your new book as I just love Greek cookbooks. I read them like novels. I will be adding yours to my kitchen bookshelf. The recipes must be amazing. Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm Reply That’s great. She’s one of my favorite Greek comedians! Oh I’m so happy to hear that. I can send you some tips on adding the peppermint candies to the Kourambiedes. Can you please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I have your email. Thank you! ❤️ Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.