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grandmas greek cookies vegan
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Grandma's Greek Cookies

These almond cookies (grandma's greek cookies), so delicate and crunchy, are a MUST for our family during Christmas season.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Cookies, kourabiedes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Adriana Z.



  • If you're using skin on almonds, place them in a bowl and pour some boiling water over them, leave them submerged for about 2 minutes. Remove water and peel the almonds by pressing each one between two fingers. Grind almonds in a blender.
  • Melt the butter for 30 seconds at 800W in the microwawe.
  • Add grounded almonds, lemon zest, almond syrup and sugar. Mix until combined. Sieve in flour, baking powder and vanilline.
  • Roughly mix together with a spatula, making sure not to overwork the dough. The dough will and must result pretty crumbly.
  • Preheat the oven at 180° C (356°F).
  • Take a portion of dough, place it in the palm of your hand and fist until it holds it shape as shown in the following pictures.
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine icing sugar and vanilline.
  • Once cooked and still hot, toss each cookie in the sugar and vanilla powder and arrange on a grill in order to allow them to cool.
  • Store the cookies in a cookie box up to 2 months (if they survive that long!).


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg