Linda Z's Chanukah Cookies - Sugar Cooki
Source of Recipe
from The Settlement Cookbook, page 151
Linda Z's Notes:
These are our family's favourite Chanukah cookies. Actually they are great for all holidays! The dough handles easily and it works just as well with cookie cutters with intricate designs or simple outlines. Children love to help make these cookies!
Flour the cookie cutters to keep them from sticking to the dough. Also, flour the rolling pin and if necessary, gently flour the top surface of the dough. If I am using cookie cutters with a detailed surface design, I don't sprinkle anything on top of the cookies. Sometimes I emphasize the lines of the design with coloured gel decorative icing. You can buy the small tubes of gel icing in the supermarket. It looks nice, but the tubes are expensive, and you have to allow a day for the icing to dry before you can stack the cookies.
List of Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla, nutmeg, or any other flavouring
2 cups flour (about)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg, milk, and flavouring. Sift flour. Mix baking powder with 1 cup flour, combine mixtures, then add the rest of the flour. Chill. Roll on floured board 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts. Bake in a moderately hot oven, 375º F. for 8 to 10 minutes.