Recipe by Joy Devor

Chanukah Cookies

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
24 Servings
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Finally, an amazing sugar cookie recipe that uses oil, not margarine! Refrigerating that dough will help firm up the dough, thus making it easier to work with. This is really the perfect recipe to make with little ones, and sprinkling with colored sugar is the perfect way to add some extra “bling”. To make colored sugar, just mix a tiny bit of gel food coloring with some regular sugar until you get the desired color.


Main ingredients


Prepare the Cookies


Cream oil and sugars together. Add eggs, one at a time, until batter is thick and lemon-colored. Add vanilla.


Mix flour with baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture one cup at a time until a dough forms.


Place in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for at least an hour, until firm.


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).


Line cookie sheets with Gefen Parchment Paper. Roll out cookies on a floured board or counter and form shapes as desired. Sprinkle with colored sugar.


Transfer to prepared sheets and bake 10–12 minutes until light golden brown.


Transfer to a rack to cool.


If you can’t refrigerate the dough as long as directed and you see that the dough is soft, cut out a sheet of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet. Using your cookie cutter, cut the cookies out on the parchment an inch apart from each other. Peel away the excess dough and place the parchment paper right on your cookie sheet and bake. This way you don’t have to worry about transferring the cookies and breaking them.


Photography: Dan Engongoro

Chanukah Cookies

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Faiga Sompolinsky
Faiga Sompolinsky
5 months ago

These cookies are easy to work with and so tasty! I made them for a kiddush and voch nacht, sprayed with pink/blue glitter and they were so professional!

Avigael Levi
Reply to  Faiga Sompolinsky
5 months ago

wow! thanks for leaving a review- it means so much to us!

Chaya Sitorsky
Chaya Sitorsky
1 year ago

I love this recipe! I just made it for my daughter and her friends, I doubled the recipe, refrigerated it overnight and it was amazing to work with. Doubles recipe gave 11 kids plenty of dough

2024 years ago

I made these Chanukah cookies with my nephew. The ingredients were simple, the recipe was quick (minus refrigeration), and the cookies turned out very tasty.