Chanukah Cookies


These Hanukkah cookies are easy to make ahead so the kids can have fun decorating them in different ways for each night of the holiday.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon orange juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line baking sheets. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.

  2. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract and orange juice. Gradually stir in flour mixture to form a dough.

  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut dough into desired holiday shapes with cookie cutters, dipping the cutters into flour as needed so they don't stick to the dough; place them on the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheets before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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