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Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies
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1/2 cup granulated 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

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons warm (105-115ºF) water

Food color, as desired


Decorator sugars and/or candies, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine granulated 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. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 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. STEP 7

    Divide icing into bowls; tint each with desired food color. Frost and decorate cookies as desired.

Tip #1

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

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