Hanukkah Sugar Cookies

first night of hanukkah

Hanukkah is here, and we are enjoying it with all our senses! Oh, the sights of the candles burning so bright and beautiful in their hanukkiot (Hanukkah-menorahs)! And the taste of the hot cider, the sufganiot (special doughnuts) and the Hanukkah Sugar cookies! MMmmm! And it is those cookies that this particular post is all about.

Leading up to Hanukkah, we already made two batches of them, and I am sure we are going to make them again during the Hanukkah-week. They are really yummy, and very easy and most of all FUN to make. So I am hereby warmly recommending making them! 🙂

Here is the recipe for how to make the dough.


3 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup softened butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanillla

Mix the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. 

Cream together the softened butter and sugar.

butter and sugar

Add the egg and the vanilla, and beat until combined.

Stir in the flour mixture.

Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. (I often make it the night before.)

Roll the dough out to about 3 mm thick and cut out the cookies. (And you MUST taste the dough! In my opinion it is even better than the cookies…)


Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 8 – 10 minutes.


The cookies can of course be decorated either before or after the baking. We have done both, but actually find that we prefer the taste of the undecorated ones…

I hope you will all have fun making and enjoy eating your Hanukkah Sugar Cookies!


2 thoughts on “Hanukkah Sugar Cookies

  1. Hadassah says:

    So much fun! We are having our cookiebaking party on Tuesday!! Happy Hanukkah!

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