Kourabiethes – Greek shortbread


250gm or 8 oz butter or substitute

1/4 cup icing sugar
1 egg yolk
3 cups self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 tablespoon whiskey
whole cloves
extra icing sugar to dust the biscuits once they’re out of the oven.

  1. Soften butter in a bowl. Beat well.
  2. Add sifted icing sugar and beat until fluffy. The product should be lighter than when you began.
  3. Add egg yolk and beat thoroughly.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder.
  5. Add to butter mixture.
  6. Add chopped almonds and sprinkle lightly with whiskey. Emphasis on lightly.
  7. Knead well and form into long biscuit shapes.
  8. Place on a baking tray and cook in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Once they are golden brown, take them out to cool and dust with icing sugar.

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