Duvshaniot (Honey Cookies) Recipe from LaShuk

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Israeli Rosh HaShanah Treats from the Creator of LaShuk

Straight from the kitchen of Chef Yosi Alhadif of LaShuk, you have to try this Israeli Rosh HaShanah treat called “Duvshaniot”. These round honey spiced cookies are an essential part of the holiday for the Alhadifs. Yosi is a graduate of the French Pastry School in Chicago, formally interned at Zahav under famed Chef Michael Solomonov and worked for local Chicago restaurants including Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Somerset (Boka group), and Princi. LaShuk has been making delicious Israeli food throughout the pandemic. LaShuk is based in Politan Row. Learn more about Yosi on ChiTribe!

Duvshaniot Recipe

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6 oz butter (softened) 

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 egg

1/3 cup honey

15 oz AP flour

 1 TB baking powder

Zest from 1 lemon

Confectionery sugar, as needed  

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Mix flour and baking powder together, grade the lemon into the mixture. 

Using a stand mixer, place the butter and brown and white sugars into the bowl. With the paddle attachment, beat for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Lower the speed and add the egg and mix for another 30 seconds. 

Add in the honey at a moderate phase, then add the flour mixture in three batches, until well combined. 

Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 5 hours (or overnight).

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Using a small ice cream scoop or by hands roll the dough into 1.5” balls. Coat the cookies with the confectionery sugar and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave a few inches between the cookies. 

Bake for 11-14 minutes until the cookies start to slightly crack but are still soft.

Let cool down completely before taking the first bite.

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