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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
981 Calories
64g Fat
88g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 981
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 82%
Saturated Fat 39g 194%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 88g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 133mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Each fall our local Greek churches hold festivals. One of the best things about the festivals is the food. There are always lots of Greek pastries for sale. Kourambiethes is one of our favorite Greek cookies. These cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Of course, they're good by themselves, too!


Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and brandy.

  3. Gradually only add enough flour to make a soft dough. Chill.

  4. Shape dough into crescents or 1 1/2 inch balls. (If using cloves, place one in each cookie before baking.)

  5. Place on ungreased sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. They won't be brown.

  6. Cool for 4 to 5 minutes and then sift powdered sugar over them.


  • For Easter, you can put them in pastel cupcake papers.

Recipe Variation

  • You can substitute orange juice for brandy. If there is no brandy around, rye whiskey will do.