Easy 6-Ingredient Greek Butter Cookies Recipe Melts in Your Mouth (25 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Easy 6-Ingredient Greek Butter Cookies Recipe Melts in Your Mouth (25 Minutes)

What's better than butter cookies during the holidays? Greek butter cookies (also known as kourabiedes) that look like snowballs! Kourabiedes, or Greek butter cookies, are a type of shortbread cookie made with lots of butter, powdered sugar, brandy and sometimes nuts. Similar to Italian butter balls, Mexican wedding cookies and sand tarts, this easy cookie recipe just melts in your mouth (almost like a snowball)! 

Here are the six easy ingredients you need in order to make this buttery, low-sodium dessert: butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk, brandy, flour and baking powder. That's it! Best of all? These festive cookies bake up in just 15 minutes. Quick and delicious! 

Add this dessert recipe to your Christmas cookie tray and watch them disappear. Hopefully these Greek butter cookies won't start a (snowball) fight this holiday season!

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Cuisine: Greek / Turkish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 22 to 25 minutes

Servings: 48 (4 to 5 dozen)


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Recipe Notes

  • For easier cleanup, line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • To make these cookies gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • If you don't want to use brandy, you could substitute vanilla extract.
  • The number of cookies depends on the size of the balls/discs you shape.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Beat the butter and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar together. Add egg yolk and brandy.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the flour and baking powder together. Add this mixture to the butter. (It will be crumbly.)
  3. Shape the dough into round discs/balls. Put them onto baking sheets
  4. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges are beginning to lightly brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool about 10 minutes.
  5. Put the remaining powdered sugar into a bowl. Roll the cookies in the sugar. Serve. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 153

Total Fat: 8.4g

Saturated Fat: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 46mg

Sodium: 3mg

Total Carbohydrate: 17.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0.4g

Total Sugars: 7.2g

Protein: 1.7g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 29mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 71mg

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Donna John
Yum! I have some brandy extract that I could use, so will be making these soon! Just a note that if you don't have brandy, you could substitute vanilla or your favorite baking extract.
Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely love this idea. Can't wait to make this at my next weekend baking therapy session, haha!
Cookies with brandy? Yes, please...

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