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Toni's Greek Shortbread

Category: food

The lovely Toni – manager of Noni B – and her family are from Cyprus and she’s well loved by everyone at Stockland Gladstone. Toni’s famous for her handmade traditional Greek sweets, so naturally we asked her to share her one of her favourite Christmas recipes.

“I could give you a whole list”, chirps Toni “but my mum’s kourabiethes is definitely the best. It’s so easy that even the kids can have a go!”

  • Serves: Makes around 2 dozen
  • Time needed: 30 mintues
  • Difficulty Easy


Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup soft icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tsps almond essence
  • 1 cup blanched almonds (sliced or chopped)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Icing sugar to sprinkle on top when cooked

Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, cream the butter and icing sugar together, then add the egg, almond essence, blanched almonds and cinnamon together.

  • Step 2

    Gradually add flour and baking power to the mix and form a smooth dough. Add extra flour if the mixture is still a little wet.

  • Step 3

    Grab a ball of mixture and shape into crescents on a lightly greased tray and cook for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.

  • Step 4

    When it’s ready, sift the soft icing sugar on top while still warm.


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