In some regions of Greece, Christmas kourabiedes are adorned with a single whole spice clove embedded in each biscuit.
Kourabiedes are shaped either into crescents or balls, then baked till slightly golden. They are typically rolled in icing sugar again once cooled.
Kourabiedes are especially popular for special occasions, such as Christmas or baptisms (christenings), though they're seen in Greece year-round.
The Kavala Cookie(Kavala Kourabiedes) is made of flour, almond, butter, vanilla & sugar. Nea Karvali is very popular for its “kourampiedes”, a traditional sweet''