Kourambiethes (Greek Butter Cookies)

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Kourambiethes, or Greek butter cookies, are an easy, delicious and traditional Greek pastry.

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 Cup Butter
 4 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
 1 Oz. Whiskey
 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
 3 1/2 Cups Flour
 1 Egg
 1 Cup Additional Powdered Sugar for Rolling Cookies
1

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Beat together butter and the 4 Tablespoons of powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

3

Beat in egg.  Add whiskey, vanilla and almond extract.  Beat well.   Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Add to mixture; stir in, do not beat.  Dough should be soft but not sticky.

4

Pinch off one inch balls of dough and shape into crescents.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned.

5

Place cookies on wire rack and let cool for about 5 to 6 minutes.  Roll in additional powdered sugar.

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Ingredients

 1 Cup Butter
 4 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
 1 Oz. Whiskey
 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
 3 1/2 Cups Flour
 1 Egg
 1 Cup Additional Powdered Sugar for Rolling Cookies

Directions

1

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Beat together butter and the 4 Tablespoons of powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes.

3

Beat in egg.  Add whiskey, vanilla and almond extract.  Beat well.   Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Add to mixture; stir in, do not beat.  Dough should be soft but not sticky.

4

Pinch off one inch balls of dough and shape into crescents.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned.

5

Place cookies on wire rack and let cool for about 5 to 6 minutes.  Roll in additional powdered sugar.

Kourambiethes (Greek Butter Cookies)

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