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Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Greek shortbread cookie. Adds a good flavor to any holiday!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 194 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, egg yolk and anise extract until light. Stir in the 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and flour until blended.
  3. Shape dough into crescents and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven just until bottoms and edges begin to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Dust heavily with confectioners' sugar before they are completely cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 194 calories; 12 g fat; 19.3 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 43 mg cholesterol; 83 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Try using 4 teaspoons of Ouzo (anise liqueur)OR brandy AND 2 teaspoons of almond extract INSTEAD of 2 Tablespoons of straight anise liqueur.

Most helpful critical review

Original Kourambiethes have almond added in the dough and usually vanilla extract, rosewater and brandy, not anise or ouzo. Moreover, it is very important that you use the right kind of butter. ...

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Original Kourambiethes have almond added in the dough and usually vanilla extract, rosewater and brandy, not anise or ouzo. Moreover, it is very important that you use the right kind of butter. ...

i liked the cookies, but the rest of the family did not and that includes a 10yr old boy

I have been making this for years...Old Greek cookbook I use I add 7tlbs conf. sugar/ 7tbls water in when I blend the butter --and sweet butter (no salt.) also vanilla extract no anise. You wil...

I'm afraid no one in my family liked these. The you may try less Anise, if you're inclined to try them.

Try using 4 teaspoons of Ouzo (anise liqueur)OR brandy AND 2 teaspoons of almond extract INSTEAD of 2 Tablespoons of straight anise liqueur.

The texture on these was acceptable but I'll probably cut back a bit on the flour in the future. REMOVE the anise. Or cut it back to about 1 tsp if you like a bit of the flavor. You're much bett...