Chanukah cookies

Published Dec 20, 2022 02:00 p.m. ET
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These Chanukah bites are some of the best cookies you’ll ever try, and they’re a traditional treat enjoyed around the holidays. Whether you want to use cookie cutters to create some celebratory-themed designs, or you prefer to keep things simple with equal-rounded shapes that can be designed in any way you like, this recipe is perfect.

What are Chanukah cookies?

These Hanukkah cookies are a lot like the European sugar cookies we all know and love, with a plain base that’s fun and easy to decorate to suit any special occasion. They are sweet, and thin with just the right amount of crunch, and a soft, crumbly center that will melt in your mouth, and they pair well with a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Chanukah cookies recipe

With a hint of orange and the ideal amount of sweetness, these sugary cookies are some of the most delicious and yet also somehow one of the simplest you will ever try, but to infuse this snack you’re going to need a generous helping of cannabutter. If you’re not prepared, then it’s worth checking out our top 3 cannabutter recipes, all of which cater to a different experience and comfort level in the kitchen.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Calories: 84

Servings: 24 cookies


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cannabutter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoons salt


  • Baking sheets (2)
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  • Blend the baking powder, flour, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

  • Whisk the cannabutter and sugar to create a smooth and creamy mixture.

  • Add the egg yolks one at a time, followed by the vanilla and orange juice. Gradually add the dry ingredients mixture to form a dough.

  • Roll the cookie dough flat onto a clean, lightly floured surface.

  • Use cookie cutters, or the bottom of a glass to cut out equally sized portions of dough.

  • Spread the discs out evenly across the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for between 10-13 minutes, or until they are golden.

  • Leave these cookies on a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

  • Storage tips and tricks

    It’s easy to make a large number of Chanukah cookies to feed a crowd, and until they’re decorated, it’s simple to fit dozens or more into airtight containers where they may be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days. However, once decorated, it might be worth your time to add layers of parchment paper, to keep the icing from sticking and the colours from spreading to places they shouldn’t. Have a bunch of leftovers? No problem. These delicious morsels store well in the freezer for several months, giving you plenty of time to finish every bite.

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