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Gurabii Shortbread Cookies

Gurabii Shortbread Cookies are crumbly delicious cookies made with a few simple ingredients and a splash of whiskey. These cookies are perfect for Christmas or for serving after dinner with coffee and tea.

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Course Cookies
Cuisine Macedonian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 59 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) sweet butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ounce of whisky
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  3. Place the butter in a large bowl and beat for 10 minutes at high speed with electric mixer.
  4. Add the egg yolks, 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, baking powder, whisky and vanilla.
  5. Continue beating until well blended.
  6. Sift the flour and mix it in with the butter mixture.
  7. Mix enough to make a soft, pliable dough.
  8. Let the dough stand for 15 minutes.
  9. Shape the dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. With a glass flatten the dough balls to 1/2 inch thickness.
  11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the shortbreads are lightly browned.
  12. When they are completely cooled, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Gurabii Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.