Kourambiedes - Greek Butter Cookies (Cane Sugar Free | Paleo | Gluten Free | Dairy Free)
This post is sponsored by Pyure Organic.
My YiaYia Mary (my mom’s mom) used to make the best Greek butter cookies (also known as Kourambiedes). They are butter cookies covered in powdered sugar, and you can’t eat just one. My cousins and I remember sneaking into her downstairs large freezer, licking our fingers and eating all the extra powdered sugar left on the cookie trays that she kept filled with cookies. She surely would see cookies missing but, perhaps, not notice all the little fingerprints in each cookie tray? Oh, we were wrong.
I have been wanting to figure out a way to make these for years, and, since my YiaYia is no longer with us, making her cookies is like having a piece of her still here. Food does that. It’s my favorite thing about food. It’s nostalgic.
Pyure Organic makes a wonderful Confectioners Powdered Sweetener. They have a long list of products, but this one is most definitely my favorite. It’s a blend of organic stevia and erythritol, and it tastes great! It’s also sugar free, calorie free, gluten free and contains zero net carbs. It so versatile, and it cooks and bakes just like confectionary sugar. It’s really great for coating cookies or for frosting, too. It dissolves easily, and you can even add it to drinks.
Traditional powdered sugar contains lots of sugar and empty calories, and also it’s something I avoid because I don’t consume any cane sugar. However, Pyure Organic Confectioners Powdered Sweetener has zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugar — so it’s a great option for those eating keto, low carb and avoiding extra sugar or cane sugar in general.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Pyure Organic because it’s more than just collaborating with a sweet (pun intended) brand… it gave me the opportunity to recreate an old family recipe that also brought me so much joy.
1 cup vegan butter (or grass fed butter), room temp
1/4 cup + 2 TB Pyure Organic Confectioners Stevia Blend
1 egg yolk
1/2 TB vanilla
3/4 cup almond flour
1 cup cassava flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix butter and Pyure Organic Confectioners Stevia Blend together until combined.
Add in egg yolk, vanilla and almond extract to the batter and mix.
Sift the cassava flour, almond flour and baking soda into the bowl and combine until it forms a dough.
Using a cookie scoop (about 1 TB), scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can leave the cookie as a ball or press down to flatten a little.
Bake for 14-15 minutes.
While the cookies are in the oven, mix arrowroot powder and Pyure Organic Confectioners Powdered Sweetener in a bowl.
Once the cookies are done, remove from theoven and allow to sit for about 3-5 minutes. Carefully, one-by-one, place the cookies in the bowl of arrowroot and powdered sugar and generously coat. You can use two spoons for this. Be mindful as the cookies may be delicate while they are still warm.
Place each cookie on a wire cookie rack and allow to fully cool. Serve or store in air tight container. Store in freezer for a later date.
These cookies are great for Greek Easter, family gatherings or just for a yummy baking day.