«Kourabiedes» (Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies)
Κουραμπιέδες από τον Ηλία Μαμαλάκη


550 gr sifted flour 6 gr sifted baking powder 250 gr skinless almonds, slightly roasted (roast for 5 minutes at 170 degrees) 260 gr Horio Butter Corfu Type 100 gr sugar 1 pinch powdered vanilla 30 gr liquor Amaretto Some rosewater 1 kl confectioners sugar


  1. On the bottom of the mixer bowl add Horio butter Corfu type, sugar, vanilla and liquor and beat; begin beating at a slow speed and gradually increase until the mixture is homogeneous and somewhat fluffy
  2. Lower the speed and add the almonds
  3. Lastly, slowly add the flour and baking powder until the entire batter becomes a homogeneous mixture
  4. Flour a smooth surface and place the batter on top of it
  5. Knead small kourabiedes (size of a walnut) and wax paper covered pan
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for half hour
  7. You remove from the oven and allow to cool and sprinkle them with rosemary water
  8. Immediately after you pour a lot of confectioners sugar; After plating, you pour more confectioners sugar