Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies) —Do you want to make some delicious Greek cookies? These are very popular in Greece, and they taste amazing. You can find them at the grocery store, but there is something special about making your own! They’re pretty easy to make, too.

Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

I stumbled upon a recipe for Kourabiedes (Greek sugar cookies) and knew I had to try them. The recipe is very simple, and the dough comes together quickly, and they cook amazingly in the Air Fryer!

There are many variations of this type of cookie depending on where you live, but these Greek ones have a more subtle flavor than some of the others I’ve tried. They’re not too sweet but still pleasantly flavored with vanilla extract and Brandy. These would be perfect as part of your holiday dessert spread or even served alongside Air Fryer Italian Cannolis!

If you love cookies as much as my family, you will soon realize that the Air Fryer is a great place to make a batch of homemade cookies!

They are so good!

Some of my favorite Air Fryer Cookie Recipes are AIR FRYER COPYCAT MRS. FIELDS WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, AIR FRYER SUGAR COOKIES, and AIR FRYER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

What Are Kourabiedes?

Kourabiedes are Greek cookies made with flour, butter, powdered sugar, and flavored with brandy. The name “kourabiede” comes from the Greek word for “golden.” Kourabiedes can be eaten alone or dipped in tea. They’re an easy-to-make recipe that everyone will love!

Kourabiedes are a popular Greek dessert that resembles little snowballs. These tasty treats should be eaten while still warm with vanilla ice cream or yogurt on the side for an extra creamy treat!

In fact, they were traditionally served at weddings and other special occasions to symbolize fertility and prosperity! If you’ve never tried this delicious dessert before, I highly recommend them.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Egg Yolk
  • Brandy
  • Pure Vanilla Extract

How To Make Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

Mix the flour, baking powder, butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk, brandy, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

Mix well, being sure to scrape the sides down. I use an ice cream scooper to get my round cookies. Spray your air fryer tray (or line your basket with parchment paper) with cooking spray and then scoop the batter onto the pan (about 1 tablespoon)

Use a spoon to flatten the cookies. Set the tray into the air fryer and set the temperature to 320 degrees F for 5 minutes.

Let cool as they come out of the air fryer oven. I did two batches.  Then coat them with powdered sugar.

Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

CAN THESE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME? 

Yes! We let them cool completely, store them in an airtight container, and warm-up before coating them with powdered sugar. At room temperature, they will last for about 2 to 3 days.

You can also freeze them for six months if that works better for you – just make sure to coat without powdered sugar, so they don’t become soggy when thawed out again later.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKING PERFECT KOURABIEDES

  • If you want a really fluffy cookie, cream the sugar and butter together. Which will create air pockets in the cookie dough, for a fluffier cookie.
  • Try to make all of the cookies about the same size so that they all air fry up, together.
  • Use a spoon to flatten out the cookie, so that it bakes evenly.
  • Line your basket with either parchment paper or a reusable silicone air fryer liner, for best results. Otherwise, you will find that your dough falls through the basket holes.
  • When you go to roll your cookies into the powdered sugar, they should be cool, otherwise, the cookies will melt the powdered sugar.
  • You can eliminate brandy if you want a family-friendly dessert. But you do not taste the brandy.
  • You can add about 1 to 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds if you wish.

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Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies)

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 25 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Homemade Kourabiedes (Greek Sugar Cookies) —Do you want to make some delicious Greek cookies? These are very popular in Greece, and they taste amazing. You can find them at the grocery store, but there is something special about making your own! They're pretty easy to make, too.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/8 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Brandy, any Brandy will do
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk, brandy, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix well, being sure to scrape the sides down.
  • Use an ice cream scooper to get round cookies or about 2 tablespoons of batter.
  • Spray your air fryer tray, or line the basket with parchment paper.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into the prepared air fryer basket.
  • Use the back of the spoon to flatten out the cookies.
  • Set the tray into the air fryer and set the temperature to 320 degrees F for 5 to 8 minutes. (air fryer setting)
  • Let cool as they come out of the air fryer oven. I did two batches. Then coat them with powdered sugar.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS AND TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKING PERFECT KOURABIEDES

  • If you want a really fluffy cookie, cream the sugar and butter together. Which will create air pockets in the cookie dough, for a softer cookie.
  • Try to make all of the cookies about the same size to air fry up together.
  • Use a spoon to flatten out the cookie so that it bakes evenly.
  • Line your basket with either parchment paper or a reusable silicone air fryer liner for best results. Otherwise, you will find that your dough falls through the basket holes.
  • When you roll your cookies into the powdered sugar, they should be cool. Otherwise, the cookies will melt the powdered sugar.
  • You can eliminate brandy if you want a family-friendly dessert. But you do not taste the brandy.
  • You can add about 1 to 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds if you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 18IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.3mg

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