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Giant Greek “Kourabie” Cookie Goes For Guinness

kourabies_4153_fA 300-kilo (660 pounds) traditional Greek Christmas cookie “kourabies” has set the world record and will be included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

kourabies_4191The giant cookie was presented and consumed on 22 December at the “Asterocosmos” Christmas park on the fairgrounds of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

According to organizer TIF-Helexpo, the aim was to connect the Greek culinary tradition with the festive mood of the day.

Greek pastry chef Aggelos Ipokamisas made the cookie. The ingredients and special machinery were provided by sponsors.

“Kourabiedes” (plural) are walnut sugar cookies and one of the most popular desserts made during the holiday season in Greece.

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