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Chanukah Cookies Recipe
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Chanukah Cookies

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"Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in one egg yolk until completely incorporated. Beat in the other egg yolk along with the orange juice and vanilla. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired holiday shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Oct 03, 2011

Happy Chanukah in October? I made these because they sounded delicious and indeed they are! I didn't have orange juice, but did have orange extract. It gave them a nice subtle orange flavor, and the house smells wonderful. I have no sense of depth, so some of mine are rolled too thick, and some too thin. The too thin are actually perfect. They're very crisp, got nicely brown around the edges, and held their shape very well. I was concerned with no chill time for this dough that they'd expand, but most of mine were fine. The ones that were too thick did spread a bit but that was my fault. The dough was easy to work with, too. I lightly floured my rolling surface, and they were easy to peel off and bake. I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe since cutout cookies are usually a real pain to me. But I'll make these again for sure.

 
Dec 18, 2009

As this was posted when the holiday was almost over I am certainly baked out but I have saved it for next year. The ingrediants appear to be very child friendly in terms of a sturdy dough and the orange juice will give a bright flavor. This would be a good child friendly base for hamentaschen also.

 

12 Ratings

Dec 23, 2011

Made these for friends this year and they were great. Will use for Christmas cookies as well. Great flavor and wonderfully crisp. thanks.

 
Feb 13, 2012

Loved these cookies! They were such a hit the first time that we made 2 batches! The orange juice is a great touch. They are almost like the orange juice cookies in Modern Jewish Cooking - but better.

 
Jan 03, 2012

This is the exact recipe I grew up with. The recipe was on the lid of the box of my mom's Chanukah cookie cutters. They are good cookies if you like crispy cookies to dunk in your tea. My mom always sprinkled the cookies with blue colored sugar before baking. I find this dough a pain to work with. It is too sticky and then if you add more flour it ruins the taste.

 
Dec 19, 2012

These cookies were moist and very good. I added homemade icing just for x-mas flare, and that was literally just "icing on the cake" . WIth or without, these cookies are great!!!!

 
Mar 26, 2014

Nice small batch recipe for roll out cookies. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a nice sugar cookie, but most recipes make enough to feed 40 people. :) Love that these can be rolled out without refrigeration and that they aren't too sweet.

 
Jan 24, 2014

I had a slight problem with the dough after the wet and dry were mixed, it got clumpy and hard to work with. I added the egg whites for moisture and managed to shape them into balls. After the baking process, the cookies turned out well. They are good without frosting and have a mouthwatering smell!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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