Every family has recipes that they pass down. In my family, it's my great grandma's hanukkah cookie recipe. These hannukah sugar cookies are easy to make, and a great holiday gift.  And if you want to make these for a different holiday, use the same cookie recipe and different shape cookie cutters. Enjoy!

Hanukkah Cookies

  • Prep Time:1 hr 20 mins
  • Cook Time:9 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 29 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Easy


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg and orange juice to make 1/3 cup
  • Hanukkah cookies cutters or any shape that you would like
Hannah Freiberg
  • Step 1

    Sift flour.

  • Step 2

    Combine baking powder and salt with flour.

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  • Step 3

    Add oil to flour mixture and mix with a fork.

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  • Step 4

    Crack an egg into a liquid measuring cup, and pour in orange juice until the mixture equals 1/3 of a cup.

  • Step 5

    In a seperate bowl, beat sugar, vanilla and egg until light and fluffy.

  • Step 6

    Stir wet mixture into flour mixture. Chill for one hour (this is part of the prep time).

  • Step 7

    Roll dough out onto floured surface and use cookie cutters.

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  • Step 8

    Optional: place one chocolate chip in each cookie before baking.

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  • Step 9

    Bake for 9 minutes at 400°F.

  • Step 10


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