Kourambiedes are a Greek shortbread that are very popular around Christmas time. Traditionally, they’re made with ground almonds but, I decided to spice things up with pistachios, cardamom, and aromatic rose water. The result was a melt in your mouth and a deliciously spiced cookie that’s perfect with a hot cup of tea.
What is cardamom?
Green cardamom is used for this recipe and most sweet dishes. It is very aromatic and just a little bit is needed to add tons of flavor. This spice originally came from India and is now commonly used throughout the world in both savory and sweet recipes.
I like to buy the pods whole and grind the seeds myself using a coffee grinder. Cardamom is sold in Middle Eastern grocery markets and online.
Altogether pistachios, cardamom, and rose come together to create a perfectly sweet cookie that is perfect with coffee or tea and makes for a delicious holiday gift.