Shortbread Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 25th, 2013

Kourabiedes are Greek shortbread cookies coated with icing sugar. They are usually offered in festivities such as weddings, engagements, name days, Christmas etc. A very significant factor to have tasty kourabiedes lies mainly on the quality of butter used. Ewe’s milk butter or a mixture of ewe’s and goat milk butter is used but if […]

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Continue reading about Kourabiedes and Merry Christmas!

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 21st, 2011

During the Christmas period, I indulge into using more butter than I use throughout the whole year.  But then what would Christmas be without making cookies and other desserts?   After six months of diet I have learned to restrain myself  and until today I have only tried a small piece from each to see […]

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Continue reading about Two easy Chocolate Cookies

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 15th, 2009

Kourabies (pl. kourabiedes), as most of you, who follow my blog, must know by now, are the Greek shortbread cookies  made during Christmas.    In the older times, before the use of the mixer, these cookies needed elaborate preparation and that was done by hand, so these were made for special occasions such as weddings, christenings […]

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Continue reading about Melt in your mouth Kourabiedes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 22nd, 2008

Kourabiedes are similar to shortbread cookies.  There are many recipes of kourabiedes but the main ingredient which gives this traditional Greek cookie its taste is the Greek sheep’s butter.   However, if you cannot find Greek sheep’s butter you can also make them with any other butter you usually use. I have made kourabiedes quite […]

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Continue reading about Kourabiedes

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2007

Christmas is nearly here and in Greece melomakarona and kourabiedes are the most popular among the sweets. It’s impossible for us to image Christmas without them.In a few days the platters will be full of them and the bakeries and confectioneries will have «white mountains» of kourabiedes,  for those who do not have the time […]

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Continue reading about Kourabiedes filled with Dates & Almonds


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