Kourabiethes Greek Cookies

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Kourabiethes (Greek: κουραμπιέδες) resemble a light shortbread, typically made with almonds. Kourabiethes are sometimes made with brandy, usually Metaxa, for flavouring, though vanilla, mastika or rose water are also popular.
In some regions of Greece, Christmas kourabiethes are adorned with a single whole spice clove embedded in each biscuit.
Kourabiethes are shaped either into crescents or balls, then baked till slightly golden. After they cool, they are usually rolled in icing sugar.
Kourabiedes are especially popular for special occasions, such as Christmas or baptisms.So let's start the recipe .yum


Recipe Source: Taste .com


Kourabiethes
Kourabiethes


Kourabiethes
Kourabiethes

Ingredients:
250g butter, softened
2 1/2 cups pure icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 orange, rind finely grated1
 1tablespoon oil +1 tablespoon water+1 teaspoon baking powder (replacer for 1 egg )
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
Method:

Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 flat baking trays with baking paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1 cup icing sugar, vanilla and orange rind until pale and creamy.


Wet ingredients
Wet ingredients


Cookies
beaten well

Add egg replacer and beat until well combined. 


Quick egg replacer
Quick egg replacer




Cookies
Cookies
Sift flour and baking powder over mixture. Add almond meal. Stir until dough comes together.


Dry +wet
Dry +wet


Dough
Dough


Dough
Dough
Using 1 tablespoon dough per biscuit, roll out into 8cm-long sausage shapes. Bend to form crescent shapes.



Crescent shape
Crescent shape
Place on baking trays, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 20 minutes or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on trays until firm.



Baked
Baked
Place remaining sugar in a bowl. Coat warm biscuits, 1 at a time, in sugar. Place on a wire rack to cool. Sift any remaining icing sugar over biscuits when cool.


Coated in sugar
Coated in sugar


Kourabiethes
Kourabiethes


Kourabiethes
Kourabiethes
Serve-6.    Baking Time-25 minutes



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