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Kouradiedes Cookies

This a recipe I had adapted from my Great Friend and Neighbor Ina, I use to love baking with her and I always think of the holidays when I make these. So I decided to repost this recipe from 2008 - Enjoy

Kouradiedes Cookies - (Powder Almond Cookies)


4 cups unbleached flour

4 sticks of unsalted butter, room temp

1 1/3 cups of ground toasted blanched almonds

6 tablespoons of powdered sugar plus more for coating

2 large egg yolks

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

whole cloves, optional


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt and ground powdered almonds.

In a stand mixer cream together butter, powdered sugar and egg yolks until light and fluffy. Next lower speed on mixer and slowly add the flour mixture. Once combined roll into 1 inch balls, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Now you can either leave them in a ball shape and place a whole clove in the center or flatten with your thumb, which i do. My neighbor who gave me this recipe said that the clove is the traditional way to make the cookies, i prefer them without the clove.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the are a light golden brown, transfer to cooling rack. Once the cookies are slightly cooled dust them with powdered sugar.

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