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Hanukkah Sugar Cookies

Sweet vanilla flavored cookies. Easy and fun activity with the kids for Hanukkah.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • cups (175 grams) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 1 (100 grams) stick melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract / paste

For the garnish:

  • A few chocolate cubes (I used dark chocolate)
  • Sprinkles


  • In a stand mixer bowl, place the melted butter and sugar.
  • With the flat beater attachment, beat the butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until unified.
  • Add the flour and mix for a couple minutes until the batter becomes dough (make sure you don’t mix for too long otherwise the dough will turn tough).
  • With your hands, create a single ball of dough and wrap with plastic.
  • Let the dough rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Set the oven to 170°C / 350°F with the fan.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough until it is ¼ to ⅜ inch thick.
  • Cut the dough with cookie cutters in various shapes to your liking. Then on a baking pan with a baking sheet, place the cutouts 1 inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Cool the cookies at room temperature.
  • Melt a few cubes of chocolate in a piping bag that has been sitting in a glass of boiling water.
  • Cut a small hole at the end of the piping bag and decorate the cookies as you like.
  • Sprinkle the sprinkles on the chocolate while it is still wet.
  • Let the decorations set on the cookies.
  • Have a cookie and happy Hanukkah!
Keyword Hannukah