Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies) Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

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

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Original recipe makes 2 to 3 dozen Change Servings

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2004

Try using 4 teaspoons of Ouzo (anise liqueur)OR brandy AND 2 teaspoons of almond extract INSTEAD of 2 Tablespoons of straight anise liqueur.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.

 

9 Ratings

Dec 17, 2003

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

 
Feb 26, 2003

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

 
Dec 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.

 
Dec 22, 2010

The texture on these was acceptable but I'll probably cut back a bit on the flour in the future. REMOVE the anise. Or cut it back to about 1 tsp if you like a bit of the flavor. You're much better off substituting half vanilla half almond extract and sprinkling with rosewater before putting the powdered sugar on them. Rosewater is available in Indian and Mediterranean sections relatively cheap ($3-5 in my area) and tastes great even on standard shortbread.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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