A Kourabie is a beautiful characteristic type of biscuit-cake which is well known through all of Greece and Cyprus.

It is considered to be one of the traditional Christmas sweet such as the Melllomakarono. Its name comes from the Turkish word Kurabiye, which means biscuit.

A kourabies is made up of flour, butter and icing sugar. Kourabiedes are usually small dough balls which have then been flattened and icing sugar is placed on top.

There are also smaller balls which are called Boukies as they are one bite.

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