Hanukkah Citrus Sugar CookiesYUMMLY
This zest-filled sugar cookie dough made with olive oil instead of butter is wonderfully versatile; roll out the dough for cut-out cookies using your favorite Hanukkah cookie cutters, or shape into dough logs for time-saving freeze-and-slice icebox cookies — you can even mix festive Hanukkah sprinkles directly into the dough for funfetti-style, or roll the logs in sanding sugar before you freeze them…
As for decorations, the options abound. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with sanding sugar or sprinkles before baking. If you’re feeling extra creative, pipe frosting on the baked, cooled cookies. Or keep it deliciously simple, and drizzle them with melted chocolate.
And good news for kosher keepers: The pareve (neutral) status of these oil-instead-of-butter cookies is a boon, because the cookies can be enjoyed with dairy or meat meals. Just be sure your frosting and all other decorations are pareve, too.
The recipe is a Yummly original created by Miri Rotkovitz.
Yield: About 3 dozen cut-out cookies, or about 5 dozen icebox cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. orange zest (or lemon zest, or a combination)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp. sprinkles (Hanukkah-themed, such as royal blue or a mix of blue, white, and gold; optional, for funfetti icebox cookies and for decorating)
- sanding sugar (optional, for cookie decorations)
- frosting (optional, store-bought, for cookie decorations)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, melted, for cookie decorations)
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, confectioners’ sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In another large bowl or stand mixer bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar with a whisk or mixer beaters on medium speed until frothy and lemon yellow. Reduce speed to medium low and add olive oil slowly to avoid splattering, beating until well combined. Add citrus zest and vanilla, and mix to combine.
- Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in two additions, mixing with the beaters or a large spoon until no streaks of flour remain and the dough begins to pull into a ball. (If you’re using a spoon, you may need to finish up by kneading the dough a few times with clean hands to ensure it’s totally mixed.)
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|Calories210Calories from Fat80|
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|Calories from Fat80|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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