Recipes for Chanukah: Orange dreidel biscuits

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Recipes for Chanukah: Orange dreidel biscuits

 Chanukah isn’t only about latkes and donuts. Let Denise Phillips show you how to be a little bit more adventurous in the festive kitchen

Chanukah isn’t only about latkes and donuts. Denise Phillips showS you how to be a little bit more adventurous in the festive kitchen! Here, she makes some Chanukah-themed biscuits!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes. Cooking Time: 8- 10 mins


  • 100g unsalted butter or margerine
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 100g Brazil nuts – ground in a food processor
  • 200g plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • Topping: Coloured icing, hundreds and thousands


  1. In a food processor, cream together butter or margarine
    and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the egg, orange zest, and ground Brazil nuts.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Mix well. Stir in almond essence.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/Gas mark 4.
  6. Roll out dough 2cm thick on a lightly floured board.
  7. Cut into dreidel or other desired shapes.
  8. Bake on a tray lined with non-stick baking parchment for 15 minutes.
  9. When cool, pipe a selection of Hebrew letters.

Makes: biscuits

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