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Chanukah Sugar Cookies

Thin, crisp, and sweet with a note of vanilla, this is the only sugar cookie recipe you'll ever need. Eat as is or decorate with your favorite icing.
Course Desserts
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 cup margarine or shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add vanilla, beaten eggs, milk and sugar. Roll out dough and cut in shapes. Sprinkle tops with sugar and bake on cookie sheet in 400 degree oven until lightly brown.