Beatrix Partner & Executive Pastry Chef Yasmin Gutierrez, who is behind some of the most tasty sweets in the Windy City, teaches us how to make these yummy Hanukkah cookies. Get creative and decorate them how you please!

Click here to download Chef Yasmin’s full recipe for Hanukkah cookies and icing.

Hanukkah Cookies

 

Hanukkah Cookies with Icing
Beatrix Executive Pastry Chef / Partner Yasmin Gutierrez
Yield: 2 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS
1 lb unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
5 egg yolks
5 cups all purpose flour

METHOD

  1. In a stand mixer (or you can use a large bowl and a hand-held beater), beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add sugars and salt and beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg yolks and beat until well blended.
  4. Add the flour and pulse the mixer to incorporate the flour. The dough will not come together in a ball but can be gathered into a ball with your hands.
  5. Chill the dough for 2 hours.
  6. Roll out ¼ inch thickness.
  7. Using your choice of cookie cutters, cut to desired shape.
  8. Place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and bake at 350F for 12-20 minutes.

**The dough may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Royal Icing
Yield: Approximately 8 cups

INGREDIENTS
6 lb powdered sugar
2 cups lemon juice
½ cup water
¾ cup egg white powder
Optional: food coloring of your choice

METHOD

  1. Mix everything on low speed with paddle.
  2. If you would like an icing thicker add more powdered sugar.

Pick up Chef Yasmin’s holiday cookie creations at Beatrix, Beatrix Market, Foodlife and Foodease throughout the month of December. Want to place an order for your holiday get together? E-mail the Beatrix team at beatrixparties@leye.com to place your order.

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Go behind the scenes with Partner & Executive Pastry Chef Yasmin Gutierrez here.