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Keeping up with Chanukah: Orange dreidel biscuits!

There are only so many donuts you can eat, which is why you need to make Denise Phillip's delicious cookies

Denise Phillips is a Jewish cook and author

As the festival of lights begins, Denise Phillip cooks up some delicious Chanukah dreidel-shaped biscuits. Here’s how to make them!

 

Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
    1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 100g ground Brazil nuts – ground in a food processor
  • 200g plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • Topping: Coloured icing, hundreds and thousands

Method

  1.  In a food processor, cream together butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the egg, orange zest, and ground Brazil nuts.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Mix well. Stir in almond essence.
  5. Pre- heat the oven to 180 C/Gas mark 4.
  6.  Roll out dough 2 cm thick on a lightly floured board.
  7.  Cut into dreidel shapes or other desired shapes.
  8.  Bake on a tray lined with non-stick baking parchment paper for 15 minutes.
  9.  When cool, pipe a selection of Hebrew letters.

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