Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Kourabiethes (or Greek Butter Cookies)
I absolutely LOVE being Greek. One of my favorite things about being Greek is, of course, the food :D It is delicious! Some of the desserts are to die for! These cookies happen to be a favorite of mine.
Kourabiethes are Greek butter cookies that I always associate with Easter. I make them every year and they are quite a treat to have. They are also special to me because my Nouna taught me how to make them. They are quick to make and they always come out tasting great! I know they're not your typical chocolate chip cookie, but if you enjoy almond and vanilla flavor, you will most likely enjoy these :)
- 1 c. melted butter (preferably unsalted sweet cream)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 c. almonds or walnuts (finely chopped)
- 3 c. flour
1. Mix all of the ingredients together (except for the flour).
2. Add the flour to the mixture a little at a time, mixing just until it is blended in.
3. Roll the dough into little balls and place on an unbuttered cookie sheet. (These cookies do not spread out when they bake, so you can put them pretty close together if you want!)
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies sit for 5 mins. after, and then cover with powdered sugar. (I put the powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag and then add the cookies, a few at a time, to cover in the sugar)
These are ready very quickly after you make them and they stay good for awhile too! :) Hope you enjoy this fabulous Greek dessert.
**Be sure to look out for my Baklava recipe, hopefully coming soon :D