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KOURABIA - ARMENIAN BUTTER COOKIE



A melt-in-your-mouth butter cookie that is a Christmas cookie in Armenian households.


RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©

KOURABIA - ARMENIAN BUTTER COOKIE

INGREDIENTS:Makes 2 dozen

●  2 cups sweet butter, softened or clarified room temperature butter
●  1 egg
●  1 tablespoon Armenian Rachi or Greek Ouzo (Anise flavor liqueurs)
●  2 teaspoons vanilla
●  5 cups flour
●  Colored candy sprinkles or powered sugar for garnish

✚Preheat oven to 275.

DIRECTIONS: 

1.  Beat butter, egg and rachi with mixer until white and fluffy.

2.  Add sugar and vanilla and beat well.

3.  Add 4 cups flour one cup at a time.

4.  Add more flour ¼cup at a time until dough is no longer sticky.

5.  Roll out ¼ at a time to a long rope, ½ inch thick. Dough can be colored with food coloring or decorate with sprinkles.**SEE COOK'S NOTE - 1**

6.  Slice on the diagonal about 2 inches long and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.**SEE COOK'S NOTE - 2**

7.  Bake for about 20 minutes, until slightly firm. Do not allow to brown.

COOKS NOTE* 
1.  Cookies can be dusted with powdered sugar instead of the holiday looking sprinkles.

2.  The cookies can also be rolled into a 1 inch ball,  baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar instead of sprinkles.
  



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