• 2 pounds all purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 shot glass of cognac
  • 1/3 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tspn of powdered vanill or
  • 1 tbspn of vanilla extract
  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 bag confectioiner sugar
  • 1 cup chopped and roasted almonds
  • 1 bottle of ouzo preferably Pilavas or Metaxa


First, mix your butter with an electric mixer until it's white and fluffy.

Slowly, add everything else and last you mix in your chopped roasted almonds.

Finally, you add your flour, you add a little bit at at a time and you knead as you go. You stop kneading when you have a pliable dough and it doesn't stick to your hands.

The traditional recipe calls for crescent shapes but you can use cookie cutters. They taste delicious no matter what their shape.

Cook each batch for about 15 minutes or until brown. When they are ready, take them out place them on a flat surface and sprinkle with ouzo. Once you have sprinkled them with ouzo roll them in confectioner's sugar. I usually roll them then I place them in cupcake cups and add extra sugar on top. Your Kourabiedes are done!!! Happy Holidays! If you have any questions drop me a line or connect with me on my sm. :)

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