250g butter unsalted
150g almonds, roughly chopped (roasted)
75g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
50g powdered almonds
300g all-purpose flour
icing sugar for powdering
Preheat the oven to 200C.
In a food processor, mix the cold butter and sugar. Add the powdered almonds, a pinch of salt and the vanilla extract, mix until combined. At the end, add the baking powder and flour and mix again.
Place the mixture in a large bowl and add the roasted almonds; lightly with your hands. For the kourabiedes to remain fluffy, it is important that the butter doesn’t warm up and melt.
Layer the bottom of 2 baking trays with parchment paper and form the kourabiedes, turn the heat down to 180C, bake for approx. 18-20 minutes.
Place cookies on a serving tray and use a sifter to sprinkle powdered sugar on cookies until coated.
Easiest homemade kourabiedes recipe and no eggs.
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