Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes

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Preparation info

  • Makes: about

    60

    cookies
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      2 hr

Appears in

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook: Classic Mediterranean Soul Food Recipes

My Big Fat Greek Cookbook

By Christos Sourligas and Evdokia Antginas

Published 2019

  • About

Kourabiedes are crumbly, buttery sweet shortbread biscuits heavily topped with powdered sugar. Along with melomakarona, they are the most popular Greek Christmas treats. They’re served on other occasions, too, like Easter, name days, and baptisms. Their origins are seemingly from Iran (Persia), which is possibly the reason why they’re formed into crescent shapes, along with the familiar round and egg shapes. Traditionally made with crushed almonds, my mom bakes kourabiedes without them due