Vanillekipferl (vanille means vanilla and kipferl, from Hungarian kifli, means crescent), are Austrian / German crescent-shaped cookies, coated with vanilla sugar. They originated in Austria, symbolizing the celebration of the victory of the Hungarian army over the Turkish in one of the many wars between the nations. You can also find them in many other countries such as…
Each year I make a Christmas Cake, Melomakarona and Kourabiedes. This year I created some unconventional Greek Christmas Desserts. Instead of making the same, over and over, I love tweaking my recipes, so I let my imagination run wild and turn them into something different each year.
Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies, coated with icing sugar. Their main ingredients are butter, icing sugar and flour.
These melt in your mouth kourabiedes (Kourabies (pl. kourabiedes, pronounced kou-rah-be-EH-thez), are the Greek shortbread cookies made during Christmas.
Kourabiedes are Greek cookies, similar to shortbread cookies which are flavoured with vanilla, filled with toasted almonds and when baked they are coated in icing sugar.
Two recipes for Kourabiedes: the classic ones, which are Greek shortbread cookies and Phoinikota, which are the Cypriot ones, filled with dates, nuts and spices.