Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Kourabiethes ( Greek Cookies for Baking Partners)


This month Swathi gave us a choice of  few world class cookies to try for the Baking Partners Challenge .

Kourabeithes or the sugar cookies which were one of them are originally from Greek . They are different from other cookies as in shape as well as taste. 

So I decided to make them and was delighted with the texture n taste. The orange flavour in them make them more like marmalade cookies. 

The addition of orange rind is a must because it makes the cookies delicious. My kitchen was full of aroma of orange while baking these kitchen and it felt wonderful.

Though the original recipe also calls for adding almond powder I tried replacing it with equal quantity of flaxseed powder and tired making them a healthier version plus it did not make any difference at all in the taste or texture .  

I feel that even without powdered sugar coating they taste great. 

Thanks Swathi for this lovely challenge.

Ingredients :

100 gm .....................butter
3/4 cup........................sugar
2 tbsp.......................finely grated orange rind ( sweetened and dried)
1/2 cup......................flax seeds powder
1 cup........................maida
3/4 tsp......................baking powder






Method :

In a blender beat butter, sugar and rind till very pale in colour.
Take it in a bowl and add flax seeds powder and maida and make a dough.
Do not over knead the dough .
It should be soft but not sticky.
Now make sausage shapes and bend them a little to give a crescent shape.
Place them half inch apart in a greased tray and bake at 180 degree for 20 -25 minutes.




Even though they are little soft , switch off the oven.
They will become hard and crunchy after 10 - 15 minutes.
Roll them in powdered sugar and cool them completely.
Store them in  air tight container.

Linking this to Baking Partners Challenge :

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And also to  :

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9 comments:

  1. Perfectly baked Greek cookies.. Looks yummy :)

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  2. Lovely cookies, yummy and delicious.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/08/devilish-eggs.html

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  3. wow cookies looks super delicious and love the crescent shape dear :)

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  4. Those cookies are very pleasing and attractive..

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  5. Beautiful Nayana you made it very well. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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