Eat These Snowballs

Every holiday season the kitchen begins to resemble a powdery blizzard of flour and sugar slightly dusting the counters and floors with its snow like velvetiness.   A reminder of what is soon to come with winter’s wonderland,  I begin my Christmas season making several batches of all my favorite holiday cookies, and Kourambiedes are at the top of the list.

Greek Holiday Cookies

These delicious crumbly short bread cookies, covered in a gluttonous amount of white powdered sugar have me reminiscing of childhood Christmas’s visiting relatives, sleigh rides and snowball fights.

Let it Snow...

Some things will never change!

These scrumptious treats are a traditional Greek holiday cookie and I’m sending them from our table to yours to enjoy this holiday season!

Καλά Χριστούγεννα

Merry Christmas!



Here’s what you’ll need…   2 – 9 x 11 Cookie sheets, Flour Sifter, Oven Temp: 350 degrees, Bake time: 25 minutes.  This recipe makes approximately 25 cookies.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Cookie Dough:

1 – 1 Lbs. Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter

4 – Cups Flour

½ – Cup Powdered Sugar

1 – Teaspoon Baking Powder

2 – Egg Yolks


2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Allow butter to reach room temperature.  Beat the butter and powdered sugar in a stand mixer for 15 minutes, until white peaks are reached.

Butter Sugar Whipping

Slowly add egg yolks one at a time to butter mixture beating for five minutes.  Combine baking powder and flour mix well, then add to mixture one cup at a time mixing well in between each cup.


Form round disc shape and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake cookies for 20 to 25 minutes or until a golden color.  Remove from oven and let cool for one hour.   Once cooled use flour shifter to drench cookies with powdered sugar until overflowing.

Kourambiedes Sugared Up

6 thoughts on “Eat These Snowballs

  1. I grew up with these – yum. We put cloves in them and always had to warn our non-Greek friends not to inhale the powdered sugar and be careful about the clove…

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