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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Kourabiedes

2-454 g unsalted butter

½ cup of Metaxa

8 cups Robin Hood flour

2 eggs (1 whole, 1 yolk)


½ teaspoon baking soda

1-tablespoon baking powder

1-cup almonds, baked

1-cup sugar

500 g icing sugar

1 lemon

  1. Mix eggs, sugar, and butter until fluffy
  2. Add Metaxa and almonds mix until well blended
  3. Mix flour and baking powder into a separate bowl
  4. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture
  5. Knead until not sticky
  6. Add baking soda to strained lemon and mix into kneaded mixture
  7. Use rolling pin to flatten out (about 1 inch thinness)
  8. Use a cookie cutter, put cookies on aluminum pans
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350F
  10. 15 minutes out of oven, paint on rosewater
  11. When dry, roll each cookie in icing sugar and then sprinkle each one with a sifter
  12. Put into paper baking cups and store in a plastic food ware container

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