Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kourabiethes(Greece Cookies)

Dear Friends!!

Here I made Kourabiethes a name of cookie originated from Greece! It's purely powder sugar coating shortbread which is formed into crescent shaped or ball shaped.It is famous on Christmas season and also for the special occasions.

Here This month challenge is World of Cookies choose by Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.I had chosen this cookie as It is new to me and would like to try it.It came out yum and so taste and tangy orange flavor. Thank you so much Swathi for this wonderful recipe.

Recipe Source: kourabiethes

Here are the ingredients:


  • 1 cup (250 gms) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups pure icing sugar or confectinoers sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (ground almonds)


  1. Line a baking sheet/Cookie Sheet with parchment paper.Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl.Keep aside.
  3. In an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment,beat the butter along with 1 cup of icing sugar and orange rind to it. Mic well.
  4. Add a egg and mix well.Add the flour baking powder mixture to it.Mix well until it is well incorporated.
  5. Add the ground almond meal to it.
  6. Fold gently and make sure it is all mixed up well until the dough comes together.
  7. Take 1 tablespoon of dough per biscuit,roll into 8 cm long sausage.Bend it to form a crescent shaped cookie.Place it on the lined baking sheet tray.Repeat the same till the dough gets over.
  8. Bake it for about 20 minutes or until it is golden light brown in color.Take out from the oven.
  9. Allow it to sit on the cooling rack. Once it is warm,coat each and every cookie with powdered sugar
  10. Once it is completely cool then sift the powdered sugar all over the cookies.
  11. Serve it along with cup of tea or as a snack!!!


Happy Baking

Linking this entry to Swathi's Baking Partner Challenge


  1. Me too made them , n urs r looking yummy...

  2. Perfect looking cookies dear.. Looks yum :)

  3. Wow these are beautifully done. Like I said I cannot get mine in the crescent shape. How did you do that?

  4. I also made the Kourabiethes and I loved how they turned out!

  5. you are a supern baker dear :) perfectly made cookies and looks delicious :) cute shape :)

  6. Delicious kourabiethes, you made it very well Archana. Love it.

  7. Archana it looks lovely,cute shaped and delicious.

  8. I missed this challenge :( Lovely ones...

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