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Kourabiedes Cookies

A delicious melt in your mouth cookie made with lots of almond meal and rolled in powdered sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Greek, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 120kcal



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • ¾ cups almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • confectioners sugar for dusting



  • Preheat to 375 degrees. Sift almond meal into a medium bowl.
  • Cream the butter in a stand mixer. Pour in vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar, mixing until fluffy.
  • Add in almond meal, then add the flour gradually until incorporated into a dough. 
  • Form dough into crescent, rod, or ball shapes. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 -12 minutes or until cookies are a very light golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly. 
  • Sift confectioners sugar over cookies. You can also roll them to cover for a sweeter, more powdery texture. 



  • You can sub in ground walnuts if desired. They're less easy to come by if you don't have a nut grinder but so delicious!
  • Try toasting the almond meal just a bit before using. it will definitely add some depth of flavor, just don't forget to let it cool first!
  • Make sure to roll in powdered sugar as soon as the cookies come out of the oven, they need to be hot for the sugar to stick.
  • Rotate cookie sheet half way through baking to get a more even color on the cookies.


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 6g | Iron: 0.2mg