Greeks have a food for nearly every occasion. Kourabiedes are the ultimate cookie to have around for all of life’s happy celebrations!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg yoke
2 tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioners’ sugar, to garnish
Walnuts OR Almonds (see below)Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add egg yoke, brandy, and vanilla extract separately until well incorporated.
Slowly add flour mixture and beat on low speed until mixed thoroughly. Don’t over-mix, though, or else the cookies will be too dense. Using your fingers, roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten slightly to form a small disk
Let the Kourabiedes cool completely in the pan or on a wire cooling rack. Place cookies on waxed or parchment paper. Store cookies in an airtight container. Just before serving, dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar that you placed in a sifter.