Chocolate Chanukkah Stars
Happy Healthy Holidays!
These Chocolate Chanukkah Stars are very similar to Christmas cut out cookies, but with Hanukkah themed cookie cutters.
Hannukah (aka Chanukkah) celebrates the victory of the Maccabees or Israelites over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus about 2200 years ago. Hannukah (aka Chanukkah) is celebrated around the world for eight days and nights.
1/4 cup prune butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, beat prune butter, sugar and eggs on medium speed of electric mixer.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with a star shaped cookie cutter. You can use menorah, dreidel and others, as well.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minute, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center.
Cool 1 minute; remove cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or frost and decorate as desired.
Recipe makes about 4 dozen Chocolate Chanukkah Star Cookies, depending upon the size of your star cookie cutter.
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