Kourabiedes I Recipe
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup finely chopped blanched almonds
- 36 whole cloves
- ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
step 1: Sift flour with baking powder. Set aside.
step 2: Cream butter and gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg yolk, brandy and vanilla. Beat again until very light. Stir in almonds.
step 3: Blend in flour mixture, mix to form a soft, smooth dough. Chill 30 minutes or until it can be handled easily.
step 4: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
step 5: Shape level tablespoonfuls of dough into crescent-shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Insert whole clove into center of each. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until light...do not brown. Cool on rack. Dust generously with confectioners' sugar.