Greek Butter Cookies
These extra-rich, shortbread-like butter cookies taste even better after they've aged for a few days.
Why This Recipe Works
These unleavened Greek cookies are lightened by beating the butter and sugar together until fluffy, a process called creaming. Egg yolks make the cookies extra-rich, and almonds add crunch. Vanilla, brandy, and a hint of orange zest add subtle flavor, and after baking, a coating of powdered sugar finishes them off. While they’re tasty right away, letting the cookies sit for a few days enhances the texture.