Kourambiathes/Greek Cookies

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Anita Kalpedis

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@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

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Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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