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1 cup dairy butter
1 cup margarine
½ cup powder sugar
1 sachet vanilla
4 mug all purpose flour
1 cup blanched and roasted almonds, chopped
Powder sugar for rolling
First, put in the mixer the 2 kinds of butters and mix until they become white.
Mix the vanilla and the chopped almonds with the flour and after stopping the mixer, slowly add the flour to the butter.
*Do not knead too much because else the kourampiedes will become hard.
*If the dough is soft and sticky, add a little more flour until you can knead it without problems.
Roll out the dough into balls and put them on the baking tray;
Bake about 30 minutes at 175 degrees (until they get a soft pink color).
As soon as you take them out of the oven, put them on a piece of aluminum foil on which you have already spread powder sugar. Sprinkle them with rose water and sieve enough powder sugar on their top. Let them cool off !
Have fun & merry Christmas!