Sunday, February 22, 2009

Chanukah Dreidel Cookies

1/2 c. butter or shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. grated orange peel
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 c. ground Brazil nuts
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. almond flavoring
Cream together butter or shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, orange peel, orange juice and Brazil nuts.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in almond flavoring. Chill several hours.
Roll out dough 1/8 in. thick on a lightly floured board. Cut into dreidel shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets in a moderate oven, 375 degrees for 8 to 10 mins. Use icing to decorate as desired. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

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