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Quick Greek shortbread cookies - Kourabiedes

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Egg Free Diet

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Quick Greek shortbread cookies - Kourabiedes


  • Preheat oven to 175* C (347* F) Fan.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and rosewater.
  • Whisk thoroughly until the mixture becomes fluffy and all of the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the flour and baking powder, toasted ground almonds and salt.
  • Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Shape the mixture into round balls that are 25 g each. Make a small indentation in the center of each cookie with your finger.
  • Transfer to 2 baking pans lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set them aside to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Then spray with rosewater and dust with icing sugar.


To toast the almonds in the oven, simply preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan and bake for 10-15 minutes!

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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)
16 %

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)
24 %

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)
4 %


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)
3 %


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)
5 %


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)
5 %


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)
1 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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