Chocolate Hanukkah Stars


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Prune Butter (see below)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs worth of egg substitute
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat prune butter, sugar and egg substitute on medium speed of electric mixer.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
  3. Cover; refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with star-shaped cookie cutter (can use menorah, dreidel and others).
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center.
  8. Cool for 1 minute; remove cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Prune Butter

Two recipes for prune butter that will obviously give much different tastes.

Recipe 1 - Simmer for ten minutes 1 cup pitted prunes and 1 cup water, then puree strained prunes and 1/4 cup cooking liquid in blender or food processor.

Recipe 2 - Puree 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter to 2 pitted prunes in a blender or food processor.

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