Go Back
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Kourabiethes Greek Christmas Biscuits

Kourabeithes Greek Christmas shortbread biscuits are so Christmassy and full of flavour too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: biscuits
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 24
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 112 g/3 1/2oz unsalted butter
  • 75 g/3 oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ouzo or Brandy
  • 250 g/9 oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 75 g/3 oz ground almonds
  • Icing sugar to cover


  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas4 and line a baking tray with parchment
  • Beat together the butter and sugar till fluffy
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix well
  • Mix together the baking soda and Ouzo or Brandy then stir this into the mixture
  • Sift in the plain flour and pinch of salt to your mix
  • Knead the mixture
  • Add the ground almonds and knead againb
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and set aside in fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll out to 1/2" thick and using a half moon cookie cutter cut out your shapes (stars look good too)
  • Bake for approx 20 minutes till golden but not brown
  • While still warm sift over icing sugar