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Home for the holidays
(NC) - Canada is home to so many different holiday traditions ranging from decorating the Christmas tree and lighting the menorah at Hanukkah to dressing in traditional clothing during the Kwanzaa festival and filling the home with lights during the Diwali Festival of Lights.
Here is holiday-time tradition for you to try - Greek short-bread cookies. More delicious holiday recipes are available online at www.robinhood.ca.
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In Greece these yummy crescent shaped cookies are called 'Kourambiedes' or Almond Shortbread Cookies.
Cream butter on high speed of electric mixer until light in colour, about 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 (375mL) cups icing sugar and beat another 3 -5 minutes until light in colour. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until blended. Add flour, baking powder salt and almonds, mixing until a soft dough forms.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll into 1" (2.5cm) balls and then form into crescent shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly.
Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes until light golden. Remove from oven and carefully roll cookies in 1/2 cup (125mL) icing sugar. Let cool on wire rack. When cool, re-roll in icing sugar and serve.
Prep Time: 45 minutes - Baking Time: 20 minutes - Freezing: excellent
Serving Size: Makes 48 Cookies
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