Greek Butter Cookies


These Greek cookies are a Christmas classic! Greek families give tins of these buttery cookie treats to neighbors around Christmas.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Beat butter, sugar, and egg together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in flour, then use your hands to form a soft dough. Take about a teaspoon of dough at a time and roll into balls, logs, or "S" shapes. Place cookies 1 to 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before dusting with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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