1 pound butter
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 eggs yolks
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 to 5 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup almonds
1 box powder sugar to coat cookies
Pre-heat oven to 350
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat butter at medium speed. Add powdered sugar and vanilla beat until mixed well. Then add the egg yolks and mix until all mixed in. Sift flour with baking powder. Beat at low speed adding flour in small amounts until it is mixed in and then began to shape into desired shapes. I bake on parchment paper lined pan for 20 minutes or till light brown roll in powdered sugar.
Athena Sarris recipe ~ I have made these many times and they are great.
Tina’s YiaYia made some Kourambiedes for her wedding reception and dang her’s were amazing. I ate and ate and took others if they would give them away oh my goodness the best cookies ever ~ could not get them out of my mind!! Sooo…here is her recipe.
Yia Yia Mary’s1 pound unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 box 10X powder sugar
4 + 1/4 cup all purpose flour
Beat together the butter, vanilla, egg and 4 tablespoons of the powdered sugar on a medium speed for about 15 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder, which has been mixed in with 1/4 cup of the flour. Gradually add approximately 4 cups of flour until the dough can be formed without sticking. *You may need to add a little more or a little less.
Form shapes with the dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven and then for about 7 minutes on the top rack of the oven. Remove before they brown.
Dust immediately with powdered sugar. Gradually add powdered sugar until fully covered with powdered sugar.