Greek butter cookies are a traditional dessert often made in various ways all around Greece; in this case, however, we are sharing a traditional recipe from the Cycladic island of Sifnos in the Aegean Sea.
Greek blogger, author and food personality Tassos Antoniou travelled to the island himself to get the recipe from locals, and now he has kindly shared it with the world for all to enjoy.
His books, Mama Peinao blog (meaning, “Mom I’m Hungry!”) and website are among the most popular in Greece, thanks to his approachable style and straightforward instructions.
Read the ingredients and instructions below so you can bring a little bit of Sifnos island into your very own kitchen.
- 1/2 cup / 115 g. butter
- 3/4 cup / 120 g. sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups / 220 g. all purpose flour sifted
- 1 egg white slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup / 70 g. almonds chopped
- Preheat the oven to 170oC / 340oF.
- In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating after each addition. Beat in sifted flour until mixture is incorporated.
- Scoop about 1 tsp dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking pan covered with baking sheet. Repeat, placing cookies 2 in. apart.
- Brush them with egg white. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
- Bake for 20 minutes, until golden and crispy.
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