Kourambiathes/Greek Cookies

4
Anita Kalpedis

By
@Anitaka

No other cookie is as well known than the Greek Kourambiathes, a traditional cookies that is rolled in powder sugar & known as the "Wedding Cake" at all Greek Orthodox weddings! This one is served along with the usual wedding ck., and represents good luck. They are also popular at baptism's/engagement/ birthday's & names days! It will last for months without losing flavor!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 95-120, depending on size
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    soft unsalted butter
  • 1 c
    1/2 c. sugar & 1/2 c. powder sugar
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1-2 oz
    brandy (secrete ingredient)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 4-6 c
    swan cake flour or 1 box
  • ·
    extra powder sugar for sifting

How to Make Kourambiathes/Greek Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. In mixer, cream butter & sugars until light & fluffy, about 5 min., then add one ingredient at a time; egg, booze (don't worry the alcohol bakes off), vanilla & nut.s. Add the salt, gradually add the flour, mix to form a soft but not sticky dough. Let it rest for 5-10 min..cove with plastic wrap.
    Hint; I usually start cleaning up during this time, then have a sip of brandy! LOl
  2. Turn on oven to 350*F. Now, remove bowl from stand, pinch off small amounts at a time (have un-greased baking sheet ready with parchment paper) shape into oval, round half-moon shapes, place 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on size)or until brown on the bottom.
  3. In the meantime take a bowl, insert a plastic bag and put half bag of powder sugar. While the cookies are still warm,roll them in the sugar bowl (I use this method, less damage / mess)allow to cool on a tray lined with parchment paper & dusted with sifted p.sugar, then sift more powder sugar over them.

    That's it! Let stand uncovered for 24-48 hours to make sure they dry. Once they are dry, you can place them in a sealed container, powder sugar/cookies/wax paper, repeat. Store in a cool dark space. When it comes time to serve, place them on a platter/p. sugared or in cupcake papers. Remember to sift with p.sugar to look their best!
  4. That's it! Opa! I hope you enjoy this recipe, it's a special one indeed. Many claim to bake Greek, but they always skip the traditional ingredients! I use Brandy, you can also try Mataxa or Ouzo! Yiasou <3

Printable Recipe Card

About Kourambiathes/Greek Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

11 Easy Fish Taco Recipes

11 Easy Fish Taco Recipes


For all our fellow taco-lovers out there, you need to check out these recipes. Not only is fish a healthier option for Taco Tuesday, but it also helps switch things up. Plus, there are so many options! From beer battered to grilled to pan seared, fish tacos are a delicious addition to your taco rotation.

16 Deliciously Healthy Winter Salads

16 Deliciously Healthy Winter Salads


Don’t let boring, lackluster, and flavorless salads get you down this winter. By adding fruits, vegetables, nuts, homemade dressings, and cheeses to salads, you elevate a winter salad to a whole new level. Get ready to drool over salads – yes you heard us right! Using seasonal ingredients, these winter salads will be your new […]

27 Stuffed Food Recipes

27 Stuffed Food Recipes


From appetizers to meat and baked treats, stuffed recipes are fun. Stuffed peppers are always a winner but other dishes can be stuffed too. Crescent dough can be stuffed with pretty much anything. Turn a basic chicken breast into something special by stuffing it with cheese and bacon. Stuffed shells are traditionally Italian but give […]