Given to me by my mother, who got the recipe from a Greek friend of hers.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Cream together butter, powdered sugar and almond extract. Add flour in steps (not all at one time).

  • Knead with hands, shape into crescents. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown. While warm, roll in confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts

205.5 calories; 2.7 g protein; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 32.5 mg cholesterol; 2.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 2 stars
05/26/2008
I am not sure if your mother's friend is missing some main ingredients...but I have lived in Cyprus for almost 10 years and have traveled to Greece yearly. Kourambiedes is my favourite Greek dessert. I added the following to give it a bit more kick: - Nutmeg ground spice ( to add a bit to the batter ) - Cloves ground spice ( to add a bit to batter ) - Icing sugar for sprinkling ( I also added a bit of nutmeg and cloves to the icing sugar mix ) - Vanilla essence - Toasted almonds ( chopped coarsely ) - Very little almond extract ( or else it will taste " synthetic " ) - 1 tbs. of cognac or brandy Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/26/2008
I am not sure if your mother's friend is missing some main ingredients...but I have lived in Cyprus for almost 10 years and have traveled to Greece yearly. Kourambiedes is my favourite Greek dessert. I added the following to give it a bit more kick: - Nutmeg ground spice ( to add a bit to the batter ) - Cloves ground spice ( to add a bit to batter ) - Icing sugar for sprinkling ( I also added a bit of nutmeg and cloves to the icing sugar mix ) - Vanilla essence - Toasted almonds ( chopped coarsely ) - Very little almond extract ( or else it will taste " synthetic " ) - 1 tbs. of cognac or brandy Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2005
It was way too dry to shape into crescents. Hard to work with. Read More
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