Greek almond snowballs – Kourabiedes

Greek almond snowballs – Kourabiedes


Greek almond snowballs – Kourabiedes

Difficulty: Intermediate Preparation time 35 min Cooking time 35 min Ωρα ξεκούρασης 2 hour Total time: 3 hrs 10 mins Portions: 35




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  1. Add phytin in a frying pan and roast the almonds, then let them cool down on a piece of paper and transfer them to a blender and blend them, until you have chunk pieces.

  2. Use the mixer’s paddle (if you have) to beat the phytin for 8 minutes, until it fluffs up.

  3. Then, add the icing sugar and continue beating, for another 8 minutes. The mixture should be white and fluffy.

  4. Remove the mixer’s bowl and add the vanilla (either 3 pieces of vanillin or a little of vanilla extract) and the almonds and mix gently.

  5. Gradually add the flour with a spatula.

  6. Firstly, shape into round pieces, 35 grams each and then form them in the preferable shape.

  7. Lay a parchment paper on 2 baking pans, place the pieces on them and bake in preheated oven, at 180℃, set on fan, for 35 minutes, depending on the oven.

  8. When ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool down, for at least 2 hours.

  9. Add a lot of icing sugar on a baking pan or a platter, place the kourabiedes on it and then sprinkle icing sugar on them, until they are well covered.


  1. You can add butter, phytin, minervini, margarine and sunflower oil.
Keywords: almond, snowballs, kourabiedes, Christmas, desserts