Grandma Sylvia's Greek Kourabiedes Cookies
We were all raised like one family... so everyone's grandmother was EVERYONE'S Grandmother! I had so many grandmothers and grandpas and aunts and uncles..... I thought all families were like this! Guess I was just lucky to be raised this way!
I loved going to visit grandma Sylvia, she always said, "Remember you saw a lot of nice things today!"
This is an excellent cookie and is fast and easy to make.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as our family does!
1 cwalnuts (chopped)
1 tspbaking powder
1 1/3 stickbutter, softened
2 largeegg yolks
3 Tbsporange juice, fresh
1 Tbsporange zest
1 cpowdered sugar
1 cpowdered sugar
How to Make Grandma Sylvia's Greek Kourabiedes Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Toast walnuts golden brown. Grind half of the nuts and chop small the other half. (now days you can use a food processor for this). Place in large bowl.
- Add the flour, salt, and baking powder in bowl with the nuts. Set aside.
- In separate bowl: beat the egg yolk,honey, orange juice, orange zest and brandy. Mix well. Add butter and powdered sugar and beat until creamy and fluffy (8 - 12 minutes) on high speed with mixer.
- On medium - low speed: slowly add the flour/nut mixture to the egg/juice mixture. This will make a crumbly dough. Set this aside (covered), for 1 hour.
- Pinch a piece of dough the size of a teaspoon. Roll between palms into a ball, football shape, "S" shape or crescent shape, your choice.
- Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes (depending on your oven) until the bottoms are a light golden brown and cookies are set.
- Remove cookies to a wax paper lined surface that has been sprinkled with sifted powdered sugar. Immediately sift powdered sugar over the cookies (generously). Repeat until all cookies are done. Cool completely before storing.
- Store in airtight container for a week (now days we use zipper bags). These can also be frozen for months, but they need to be completely thawed and re-sprinkled with powdered sugar to "refresh" them.