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Chanukah Dreidel Cookies


cup butter or vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup ground Brazil nuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon almond flavouring


Makes: 60


Cream together butter or shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, orange peel, orange juice and Brazil nuts.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in almond flavouring. Chill several hours.

Roll out dough ⅛ inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut into dreidel shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets in a moderate oven, 375 degrees F, for 8 to 10 minutes.

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