Hanukkah Sandwich Cookies

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Hanukkah Sandwich Cookies

During the festival of lights, it can be fun to bake Hanukkah cookie recipes. Break out the icing and decorate these Sandwich Hanukkah Cookies.
Nutrition
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Filling:

Instructions

  • In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon; mix well. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and almond extract. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Place cookie dough on plastic wrap; shape into a 12-inch disk. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°F. On well-floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out cookies with Hanukkah-shaped cutters, making sure to dip cutters in flour before each use. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 9-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Decorate 1/2 the cookies as desired; leave remaining cookies without decoration. In food processor, puree figs, honey, cinnamon, orange juice and zest until almost smooth. Spread about 1 tablespoon filling on undecorated cookies. Top with decorated cookies.

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