Almond Cookies

Every year the Greek Orthodox Church in our city has a bake sale right before Thanksgiving.
All of the food is amazing. 

They make these Greek Wedding Cookies  (Kourabiedes) that I am completely obsessed with. 
I cannot stop eating them. 

So, I decided that I would make them myself,and then maybe, just maybe, I wouldn't be obsessed with them anymore.
I would then think that they were just ok--not completely ridiculously delicious. 
Well, I think that I might still be obsessed--just saying. 
I am trying, though. 
Hope you like them as much as me (and if you don't let me know and I'll send you my address so you can send me yours. )

Almond Cookies
(adapted from Serious Eats )

1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the almonds and sugar and grind until the consistency of corn meal.  Add the flour, salt, and butter and pulse until combined.  Add the almond extract and combine.  Process the mixture until it starts to form a ball of dough.

Remove the dough from the food processor and make into balls.  If the balls start to break, refrigerate the dough for a few minutes to allow it to come back together.

Place the balls on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Do not over brown the cookies.

Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet.  Place each in the powdered sugar and coat well.



  1. I dated a Greek guy for 8 years and the discovery of these is pretty much the best thing that came from it. LOL I'll admit though, I've never actually made them myself. I LOVE them. Like crazy love them. I'm pretty sure these just got bumped to the top of the Christmas baking list.

  2. You sold me! I love that they're so easy to make too. Thanks for sharing this promising recipe.



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