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Greek Clove Tea Cakes
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1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon brandy extract  

Powdered sugar

Ground cloves

 *Substitute vanilla.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and brandy extract; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour until firm.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15-17 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Sprinkle cooled cookies with powdered sugar and cloves.

Tip #1

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.

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