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Greek chocolate filled almond cookies – Kourabiedes

Greek chocolate filled almond cookies – Kourabiedes


For the ganache

  • Place a saucepan over heat. Add the heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add the couverture. Mix until the chocolate melts and is completely incorporated.
  • Place in freezer to freeze.

For the almond cookies

  • The butter should be allowed to soften at room temperature 2-3 hours before using.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer, beat the butter on high speed for 5-6 minutes using the whisk attachment, until it turns white.
  • Add the icing sugar and beat for 10 minutes, until fluffy.
  • As soon as you add the icing sugar, the volume of the butter will fall but it will rise again by beating. You should have a mixture that resembles whipped cream.
  • Add the vanilla powder, the bitter almond extract and the rosewater.
  • Add the toasted almonds (they should be completely cool).
  • Remove the mixing bowl from stand and gradually add the flour.
  • Mix with a spatula until you create a crumbly dough, which should look like wet sand and should not stick to your hands.
  • Wearing disposable gloves, shape the mixture into balls of dough that are the size of walnuts (30 g) and gently press them down with your hands to flatten them a little.
  • Shape the ganache into small balls the size of a hazelnut, place it in the center of each dough shape and wrap.
  • Transfer to a nonstick pan or a baking pan lined with parchment paper. It is best if you make a small indentation with your finger on each cookie so that they can “hold” more icing sugar. This will also keep them from cracking while baking.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until light golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven, carefully remove them from the baking pan and allow them to cool on a wire rack. They will be very soft while they are warm.
  • When they are completely cool, sprinkle with some rosewater.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and dust with icing sugar with a sifter.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
17 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
31 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
8 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
6 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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