Thursday, January 5, 2012


Good morning to all my friends and a Happy New Year to all and wish to all the best for this new year.  I woke up the after Christmas  and decided I need to make some traditional Greek Christmas cookies they all called kourabiedes ,but my younger son couldn't pronounce it ,so we called them snow cookies and he loves them ,and I can remember him saying snow cookies in his little boy voice .
I blanched the almonds first by boiling for a min. so that they can be slipped off, them roasting them till they have a bit of color .
I melted the butter in order to skim it out leaving the salt ,they don't have unsalted butter in the stores. So that was a bit of work, I used 2 cups of butter.
Then I used my vintage measuring cup that I have since I was very young , one cup of powder sugar.
Beat with the butter.
Added 3 egg yolks ,it looks like 4 because one popped.
Then a couple of tbsp. of whiskey , and a bit of vanilla.
Then we grind the almonds on an old mill that I had found at the flea market years ago, which I happen to use one just like it when I was very young when my mom made cookies.
I then mix with about 7 cups of flour or until not sticky ,but still moist, and then knead it on the counter top and flatten to about half and inch or more.,I  use a small glass and make moon shapes.
Lined up and ready to bake.
And here they are all baked  ,about 20 min. cookie temp.
And here they are with the powder sugar on then ready to eat, I started writing this post before new years day. I wish all of you a Happy New Year ,I am sorry  I haven't replied to comments yet, I will very soon I promise.


Sheila said...

Happy New Year Theodora , those cookies look so yummy. My Mom makes cookies similar to these but not sure what she calls them but we do love them.

Oops-Lah said...

These cookies look amazing and it's fun to see your tutorial with all the lovely tools and gadgets.
Happy New Year to you too.

Nifty Quilts said...

Those look very yummy! Wishing you a very happy and creative new year!

wackywoman said...

They look scrumptious! Happy New Year!

Madame Pelagie said...

Θεοδώρα, θα σου γράψω στα Ελληνικά, ελπίζω να μη σε πειράζει.
Το ιστολόγιό σου είναι πολύ όμορφο, μου αρέσει πολύ που αναρτάς τα παλιά πράγματα που βρίσκεις πεταμένα εδώ κι εκεί, είσαι πολύ τυχερή που βρίσκεις τέτοιους θησαυρούς (υποθέτω ότι θα έχεις και πολύ εξασκημένο μάτι για να τα εντοπίζεις).
Επίσης, τί να πω, χαρά στο κουράγιο σου με το quilting, θέλει τρελή υπομονή. Είναι από τις πολύ λίγες χειροτεχνίες, με τις οποίες θα δυσκολευόμουν πολύ να ασχοληθώ. Τα quilts σου είναι υπέροχα!

Θα τα λέμε!

kristine said...

now those look just yummy!!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Those really do look delicious!