"Buttery Greek crescent shaped cookie." — Ceil Wallace
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sifted all-purpose flour
finely chopped blanched almonds
confectioners' sugar for decoration
A long time ago, I found an excellent homemade recipe on the internet. I can't find it anymore...so I looked to allrecipes.com. I was attracted to this recipe bc it seemed simple. I admit that in terms of texture and form, the cookie was excellent. HOWEVER, it lacked flavour. I found that I had to add at least 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of cloves to give it that kick. I also doubled the amount of brandy and vanilla essence. I also toasted the almonds. It came out authentic-enough ( but it still lacked a bit of kick ). I have grown up and lived in Cyprus and Greece for 10 years, so I know that specific " kick " that is distinctive of kourambiethes. I will make this recipe again, but I will add the cloves and nutmeg spice, double up the brandy, icing sugar and vanilla essence.
These came out great! Just like my mom used to make...
Just like my greek aunt use to make, I didn't have Almonds so I use the Almond powder and used orange juice insteadt of conac
Hi, thanks for the recipe. I tried to make these and they tasted really nice but they were extremely crumbly that they were really hard to eat.. I want to try make them again but I need them to be more solid.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 115
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