Cookies with a Twist

Estee Kafra Recipe By
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  • Cooking and Prep: 30 m
  • Serves: 30
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This is one of those recipes that I grew up with. My daughter requested that we make them because her friend always brings them to school and kindly shares. After a few phone calls, we discovered the source as none other than my friend Norene Gilletz. Here is a variation of her original recipe and a new way to dress it up.

Ingredients (8)

Cookies

Topping

Start Cooking

Make the Cookies

Yields about 5 dozen cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper.

  2. Place eggs, sugar, and oil in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and orange juice and pulse until just combined and dough forms.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Using about one tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll into a long rope and dip in the sugar mixture. Fold in half and twist.

  4. Place in the baking sheet and bake until bottoms are just starting to brown, about 12–14 minutes.

Variation:

For a dressier, more exotic flavor, add one to two tablespoons of orange zest to the dough. I also added one teaspoon orange extract. Change half the amount of cinnamon to ground coriander — it’s divine. Serve with tea.

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  • Ashira

    really good!!

    these are super addicting! the dough is really hard to shape- had to add more flour
    Posted by ASHB:) |July 26, 2020
    0
  • deena

    Hard to shape

    I LOVE these cookies, but I find them very hard to shape, even after refrigerating the dough, I can only manage small balls as the dough is sticky. Is there something I can do? Also, any tricks for cleaning the processor?
    Posted by blondebubby |July 10, 2020
    0
  • Brocho

    Fantastic recipe!

    I also have to add more flour IF I mix the batter too much. I also added more cinammon. This was a big hit.
    Posted by Brocho Scheinberg |November 29, 2018
    0
  • Z

    Steel blade

    Is this referring to the “s” blade?
    Posted by Djeterox2@aim.com |November 18, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Yup!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|November 21, 2018
    0
  • Miri Bayles

    A very runny batter

    The cookies taste brilliant, but the batter is very runny. I had to add about another cup of flour until I was able to roll it. Also, the cookies came out really big. To serve 5 dozen, use less than a tbsp for each.
    Posted by MiriBay |October 6, 2018
    0
  • Leah P

    Can I mix these cookies by hand?

    Do I have to use a food processor for this or can I mix it by hand? My food processor is already put away for pesach...
    Posted by Leah P |March 23, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    It's a stiff dough, so it will give you a workout. But hey, I make challa by hand and I survived.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|March 23, 2018
    Chaya Stamm
    I did with no problems. I only use a mixer for Challah
    Posted by Chaysim|February 20, 2020
    0
 
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  • Ashira

    really good!!

    these are super addicting! the dough is really hard to shape- had to add more flour
    Posted by ASHB:) |July 26, 2020
    0
  • Brocho

    Fantastic recipe!

    I also have to add more flour IF I mix the batter too much. I also added more cinammon. This was a big hit.
    Posted by Brocho Scheinberg |November 29, 2018
    0
  • Miri Bayles

    A very runny batter

    The cookies taste brilliant, but the batter is very runny. I had to add about another cup of flour until I was able to roll it. Also, the cookies came out really big. To serve 5 dozen, use less than a tbsp for each.
    Posted by MiriBay |October 6, 2018
    0
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  • deena

    Hard to shape

    I LOVE these cookies, but I find them very hard to shape, even after refrigerating the dough, I can only manage small balls as the dough is sticky. Is there something I can do? Also, any tricks for cleaning the processor?
    Posted by blondebubby |July 10, 2020
    0
  • Z

    Steel blade

    Is this referring to the “s” blade?
    Posted by Djeterox2@aim.com |November 18, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    Yup!
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|November 21, 2018
    0
  • Leah P

    Can I mix these cookies by hand?

    Do I have to use a food processor for this or can I mix it by hand? My food processor is already put away for pesach...
    Posted by Leah P |March 23, 2018
    Replies:
    Chaia Frishman
    It's a stiff dough, so it will give you a workout. But hey, I make challa by hand and I survived.
    Posted by Chaiaadmin|March 23, 2018
    Chaya Stamm
    I did with no problems. I only use a mixer for Challah
    Posted by Chaysim|February 20, 2020
    0

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