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 Hanukkah butter 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

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


  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

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


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

Ready to put on the chefs hat? Pick up Chef Yasmin’s holiday cookie decorating kits at your favorite Beatrix throughout the month of December.

Find a Beatrix near you and order carryout or delivery.

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

For more recipes for Hanukkah, learn how to make Chef Ben Goodnick’s classic potato latkes.