This is my all-time favorite Christmas cookie recipe. I came up with this recipe to replace the powdered-sugar coated pecan cookies that my grandmother used to make.
My recipe is based on a Greek butter cookie called
"Kourambiethes", a cookie that has the same shape and powdered
sugar finish as Grandma's pecan cookies--except without the nuts.
It's very unusual for a Greek cookie to be nut-free, so these are a
I skip the spirits usually called for in the recipe to make
these more palatable to children, but if you like, add a tablespoon
and a half of brandy or ouzo to the dough. Also note that the dough
of these cookies is not overly sweet-the sweetness comes from the
powdered sugar coating, so be generous!
Jenny Kales is the mother of two girls, one with severe nut
allergies. She writes about her experiences at The Nut-Free Mom blog, where you can
find more allergy-friendly recipes.
Contact Jenny at [email protected].