Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies

Honey Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
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These golden, honey-flavored cut-out cookies are a traditional Hanukkah treat.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
24 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
honey
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder

Royal Icing

1 1/4 cups
sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
meringue powder
2 tablespoons
warm (105-115ºF) water
1/4 teaspoon
cream of tartar
Food color, as desired
 
Decorator sugars and/or candies, if desired

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add honey and egg yolk; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, just until mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  6. Combine all icing ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2-4 minutes or until thickened and glossy. (If too thick, add additional tablespoon hot water.) Cover bowl with damp paper towel or plastic food wrap until ready to use.
  7. Divide icing into bowls; tint each with desired food color. Frost and decorate cookies as desired.

Recipe Tips

Traditional cookie cutters include Menorah, Dreidel and Star of David.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
120
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
19g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I reduced the sugar, but not the honey and they are still very sweet. I use small cookie cutters for these.

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