Butter - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
All purpose flour/maida - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1teaspoon
Ground cloves - 1 teaspoon
Mixture of powdered sugar and ground cloves
Soften the butter and mix it with the sugar in a large bowl.
Beat it till you get a creamy consistency.
Add the flour,vanilla,ground cloves and beat well until they are well mixed.
Cover and refridgerate for about 1 hour until it becomes firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Shape the dough to one-inch balls
Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely.
Sprinkle the cookies with the mixture of powdered sugar and ground cloves..
This popular melt-in-your-mouth Greek cookie, Kourabiedes, is often served at festive holiday celebrations. The cookie is always sprinkled with powdered sugar and the top is either sprinkled with ground cloves or a whole clove is inserted in the top.
To make these cookies softening butter is an important step..So not melt butter in the microwave as the cookies do not retain their shape..Instead, allow it to soften by rmoving it from the fridge and allowing it to stand for 30 to 45 minutes at room temperature..This yields perfect cookies..
This is my entry to Think Spice: Think Cloves hosted by Gretchen..