Festival Kourambedes (Greek Wedding Cookies)
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time: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes: 60recipe id: 81782
1 pound unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 tablespoons cognac or brandy
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups flour (more as needed)
1 cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts
additional confectioners' sugar
Beat butter and sugar until very fluffy, almost white. Add egg yolks, and beat. Add vanilla, almond flavoring and cognac; beat.
Mix baking powder with a little flour, and add to butter mixture. (This distributes baking powder evenly.) Add nuts.
Add flour, a cup at a time, until you have a medium-thick dough that isn't sticky and feels like Play-Doh. Form into crescent shapes.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes at 350 degrees F, to a pale, golden brown. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. When cool, dust again. (The first coating ensures the sugar sticks.)
Recipe Source: Tampa Tribune
111 calories, 8 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving
. This recipe is low in sodium.
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