These melt-in-your-mouth Greek Butter Cookies (also called Kourabiedes) are traditionally a
sweet treat during Christmas, but are a great addition to the dessert table for any holiday.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Greece
4 sticks unsalted butter, softened (1 lb)
3-1/4 pure almond extract
½ cup powdered sugar/icing sugar plus 1 cup for coating
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
¼ cup chopped almonds (optional)
Cookies will keep for 1 week at room temperature or up to 3 months frozen in an airtight container.