Greek Cookie Recipes

Make beloved traditional Greek cookies like buttery kourabiedes or baklava with  trusted Greek cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Rating: 4.31 stars
This Near Eastern pastry is made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling usually of honey and ground nuts. If you like honey, you'll probably like Baklava.

Greek Egg Biscuits

Rating: 4.44 stars
A delicate, braided cookie perfect with coffee or tea.

Kourabiedes I

Rating: 4.44 stars
Buttery Greek crescent shaped cookie.

Greek Easter Cookies from Smyrna

Rating: 4.45 stars
I acquired in this recipe while in Greece.

Koulourakia II

Rating: 4.29 stars
S shaped cookies sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Kourambiedes III

Rating: 3.8 stars
I got this butter ball recipe from my mother-in-law who is Greek. I make a double batch every Christmas and my hubby eats most of them. Enjoy!

Greek Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.6 stars
When I was little I used to live next to a Greek family, who would make these cookies year round, and give tins of them to neighbors around Christmas.


Rating: 4.54 stars
Delicious Greek pastries...probably one of my favorites because of the orange and cinnamon combination. Worth the time they take!

Kourambiathes (Greek Cookies)

Rating: 3.45 stars
A traditional Greek shortbread cookie. Adds a good flavor to any holiday!

Koulourakia I

Rating: 3.94 stars
They are very good. Like shortbread, but not as sweet with sesame seeds...

Fran's Greek Butter Cookies

Rating: 4 stars
When I was a little girl one of my favorite teachers taught me this wonderful recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pasteli (Greek Sesame Bars)
Sesame seed is the ultimate brain food and an excellent source of calcium. Enjoy its benefits with these traditional sesame bars from the Greek island of Sifnos.
Kritika Patouthia
Rating: Unrated
This Greek recipe comes from Crete. It is a filled cookie with a filling of walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, and honey.
Kourabiedes II
Rating: Unrated