Greece is a beautiful Mediterranean country that has many good things to offer—stunning coastlines, rich history, and delightful cuisine. One of the most popular Greek desserts is Kourabiedes, a buttery treat that is perfect at any time of the day. Whether you’re craving for a snack or want to impress your guests with your baking skills, Kourabiedes is the sweet treat you’ve been looking for. In this article, we’ll dive into the recipe for Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies), along with some tips and tricks to make sure you nail it.


  • 1 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until blended. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually stir into butter mixture until blended (mixture will be crumbly).
  2. Shape heaping tablespoons of dough into crescents. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool 15 minutes.
  3. Place remaining sugar in a small bowl. Toss slightly cooled cookies in sugar; return cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Toss cookies in sugar once more before serving. Store in an airtight container, adding any remaining confectioners’ sugar to cover cookies.

And there you have it! Kourabiedes is a delicious Greek treat that is perfect as a gift or for a light snack. Once you’ve tasted these mouth-watering butter cookies, you’ll be hooked. It’s easy to make, full of flavor, and will impress anyone who tries them. We hope this Kourabiedes recipe inspires you to create your own batch of these mouthwatering cookies. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family, and enjoy this sweet and buttery delight!

Nutrition Facts

  • 1 cookie: 128 calories
  •  6g fat (4g saturated fat)
  •  19mg cholesterol
  •  3mg sodium
  • 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber)
  • 1g protein

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