Chocolate Hanukkah Cookies With Orange Cream Cheese Icing

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Blue icing menorahs or Hebrew letters turn these citrus-kissed cookies into Hanukkah-inspired creations. Yellow sprinkles make for pretty flames when arranged on top of the menorah candles.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 Creamy Chocolate Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • blue paste food colouring
  • candies (such as sprinkles or decorating pearls)

Method

Roll dough by 1 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Using fingers, flatten each to form 1-3/4-inch (4.5 cm) wide discs. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350 F (180 C) oven until no longer shiny, about 8 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely.

Meanwhile, in bowl, beat butter with cream cheese until smooth; beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar in 2 additions until smooth. Beat in orange zest. Spoon about 1 tsp icing onto each cookie; using small offset spatula, smooth tops. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Using food colouring, tint remaining icing blue. Spoon icing into piping bag fitted with small plain tip; decorate as desired. Let stand until dry. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 66 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 117.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 50 mg
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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