Celebrate the Festival of Lights by making your own chocolate coin cookies with this recipe.
Step 1: Mix butter, sugar, and egg Use the paddle attachment on your mixer and cream the butter and brown sugar for three minutes -- until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then add the egg and mix it in thoroughly.
Step 2: Mix cocoa, flour, and salt Whisk the cocoa powder, flour, and salt together in a mixing bowl, and then add it to the egg mixture. Mix until everything is just combined.
TIP: You can also add a tablespoon of freshly grated orange zest.
Step 3: Chill the dough Scrape the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, flatten it into a disk, and then wrap it and refrigerate it overnight.
Step 4: Heat the oven, prepare baking sheets Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and place the granulated sugar in a bowl.
Step 5: Roll, cut, transfer cookies Lightly flour your work surface and roll the dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut the cookies with the cookie cutter and press each cookie into the granulated sugar. Then transfer the cookies to the baking sheets, spacing them 1/2 inch apart.
Step 6: Bake Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, until they're firm. Cool them on a wire rack and then wrap them in foil. Then light the menorah, spin the dreidel, and have a cookie.
FACT: In Israel, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is observed for two days, but the other major holidays are observed for only one day.