Recipe: chocolate hanukkah stars
Chocolate Hanukkah Stars
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
In a large bowl, beat prune butter, sugar and egg substitute on medium speed of electric mixer. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Cover; refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with star-shaped cookie cutter (can use menorah, dreidel and others). Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center. Cool 1 minute; remove cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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 purée strained prunes and 1/4 cup cooking liquid in blender or food processor.
Recipe 2 – Purée 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter to 2 pitted prunes in a blender or food processor.