What do kids like even more than eating cookies? Making cookies! Mix the dough, get out the rolling pin and Hanukkah-shaped cookie cutters (menorah, oil lamp, dreidel, and more), and give your children a memorable and yummy Hanukkah experience.
1 cup (200 grams) butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1. Mix ingredients margarine and sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, juice and vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl, mix flour with baking powder.
3. Add flour mixture to dough and mix until just blended.
4. Wrap the dough in wax paper and chill for at least an hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Grease cookie sheets.
7. Flour surface and rolling pin.
8. Roll out dough until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Add flour if the dough is sticky. Cut dough with Hanukkah cookie cutters.
9. Place Hanukkah-shaped cookies on the greased cookie sheet.
10. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meet the Chef
Mitch was raised in a traditional Reform Jewish home near Boston. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Massachusetts and focused on a culinary career. Mitch worked at some of the finest kitchens in Boston including the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, The Parker House and Le Meridien, achieving his goal of cooking with the best chefs in the world. In 1982 Mitch moved to San Francisco and cooked at some of the top restaurants on the West Coast as well. Mitch had a chance to work with other top chefs who introduced a new and lighter style of cooking to America, which became known throughout the United States as New American Cooking.
His destructive lifestyle, however, was detrimental to his career and he could no longer keep up with the high demands
and pressures of cooking at the top. He was eventually fired from his job at Stars, once a top restaurant and one of the most creative kitchens in the country. He realized that his life was a wreck and prayed to God for the first time in years. The next day, he quit smoking and drinking. As Mitch began to trust God for the first time in his life, he talked with a Christian co-worker about the Bible and finally began to grasp the Gospel message. Mitch accepted Yeshua (Jesus) into his life in 1987.
Mitch now serves as Vice President of U.S. Ministries for Chosen People Ministries and oversees all recruitment, training, mentoring and leadership of the entire U.S.-based missionary staff. Mitch is married to Kina, a second-generation Jewish believer, and they have two daughters, Kaelee and Alana, and a son, Joshua.