• Lauren-Nicole

Kourabiedes for Christmas

It's a little overdue. Actually, it's a lot overdue.

At the bakery we used to refer to the holidays as the "silly season". Not because there's anything actually silly about the holidays, but rather because we'd be so crazy busy that it's completely rediculous.

Yea, holidays in a bakery are nuts, pardon the pun.

Technically, this recipe is a holiday recipe. Every year at the beginning of december, grandmothers go into the kitchen. Then, before we know it, all the houses are filled with giant plates stacked with cookies & dusted with a thick, powdery layer of icing sugar. It looks like elves took over & snowed on all the holiday plates.

This recipe was passed down from a long line of grandmother's grandmother's. That's not a typo. I then took a whack at it to transform it into a gluten-free recipe. & the rest is history.


- 500g unsalted *butter, room temp

- 100g sugar

- 1 egg

- 500g GF white flour

- 500g GF oat flour

- 1/2 tsp xanthin gum

- 1 shot dark rum

- 1 tsp cinnamon

- 250g roasted almonds


1. whip the butter & sugar until light & fluffy.

2. add in the egg & continue to beat until fluffy, then add in the dark rum.

3. slowly add the flour one tablespoon at the time.

4. add in the cinnamon & almonds.

5. roll out the dough until about 1inch thick & cut into shapes.

6. bake for 30 to 35 minutes @ 180°C.

Helpful tips:

1. the butter used in this recipe is not the standard butter like Lurpak or some other brand that you would smear across your toast in the morning. I think this butter was made from goats milk to be quite honest. Realistically I will need to photograph the jar, then again if you're in the USA and reading this then I suppose I would ask your local butcher.

...for other recipes from us, check out our archives.By the way...

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