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Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)

These Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies) are a Greek classic. They’re buttery, crumbly, sweet, but not too sweet, and the perfect holiday treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword greek cookies, greek wedding cookie
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 122 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp Almond extract
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar, plus another cup for coating
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter in the bottom of a stand mixer on a medium-high speed for 20 minutes. Add egg and almond extract, mix until combined. 

  2. Sift ½ cup powdered sugar, baking soda, flour and salt together in a large bowl. With the speed on low, add mixture a little bit at a time until completely incorporated. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more of flour.

  3. To Form: Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into crescents and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silt pad. There is no need to place cookies very far apart, as they do not spread much. Bake for 15-20 minutes until very pale brown and cooked through.

  4. If serving cookies right away. Let them cool slightly and toss in powdered sugar. Serve within 24 hours. If you want to bake them and then serve later, store in an airtight container in the fridge (or we store them outside when it’s cold). When ready to serve, pop in a warm oven until warm, then roll in powdered sugar.

    *These can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 243IU5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.