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Greek Butter Cookies (Kourabiedes)

Recipe photo courtesy of Mike Krautter

Traditionally baked for Christmas and Easter festivities, these buttery shortbread cookies call for a trio of classic Greek ingredients: almonds, honey, and a special liqueur made from the resin of the mastic tree.

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 910
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  • MS11470360
    29 APR, 2018
    I wish you mentioned a substitut for mastika(sp?) i do not care to buy a bottle of smething that I probably will never use again.
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    • hayzeb59gmail
      29 APR, 2018
      I was also thinking that it would be great to get a substitute for the liqueur. Can I use 1/2 cup of Hennessy instead?
    • patewks
      29 APR, 2018
      I agree.
  • MS11043384
    29 APR, 2018
    I make these all the time. Different areas of Greece have different recipes. My reciepe 1 lb of unsalted butter 3/4 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds toasted 1 tsp good Vanilla 2 tsp of mastica liq 3-4 cups sifteed CAKE flour The recipe varies depending on what region of Greece your from. I don't use mastic - I use cognac - cake flour and 1 egg yolk - no honey - no lemon (optional)
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