Dairy Dessert Recipes

Recipes for honey cake, chocolate desserts, rugelach, coffee cakes, and macaroons are Kosher but contain dairy ingredients. Browse trusted Kosher dairy dessert recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Honey Cake with Orange Glaze

Rating: 4.2 stars
Easy to make dessert for Rosh Hashanah, with a delectable orange glaze to add more flavor.

Cinnamon-Apple Cake AKA Hanukkah Cake

Rating: 4.9 stars
A very moist and dense cake with apples and cinnamon, traditionally served during Hanukkah. It's a favorite in our household, and best of all, not from a box!

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.66 stars
A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.

Raisin Farfel Kugel

Rating: 4.74 stars
Nice dish for a sweet afternoon snack.

Joanie's Pesach Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars
My family always complained that baked goods that were kosher for Passover tasted terrible, so I took my regular brownie recipe and created a flour and leavening-free version that tastes just as good as the non-Passover version!

Rugelach with Cream Cheese Filling

Rating: 4.36 stars
I took a rugelach recipe and invented my own filling with cream cheese instead of fruit spread. It came out so tasty I had to share it!

Soft, Chewy Rosh Hashanah Honey-Walnut Cookies

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a GREAT recipe for any honey lovers or for a great cookie for Rosh Hashanah. The honey and walnut flavors together are divine. Yummy, soft and chewy texture, a big hit with kids and everyone else who tries them! Delightful, unique (don't find many cookies that have such a delicious honey flavor) deliciously honey flavored cookie perfect for any time of year. Try it! You'll love it! :)

Chanukah Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them.

Jewish Coffee Cake I

Rating: 4.08 stars
My mom got this recipe from the Jewish nursing home where she used to work. The cake is very moist and easy to make with ingredients you are sure to have on hand.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.38 stars
This recipe has just 3 ingredients. It's fast, easy and the cookies are wonderful! It's great for kids that are just learning to bake.

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Rating: 4.45 stars
These brownies have been a favorite in my family since I was a small child. Because they're so popular, I usually double the recipe. Great with chocolate frosting!
By Jo

Inspiration and Ideas

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Rating: Unrated
A nice change of pace from the usual peanut butter cookie. My husband never liked peanut butter cookies until I made him this recipe.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Rating: Unrated
This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.48 stars

Peanut butter cookies that stay soft with a good flavor but not too sweet! You won't make another recipe after this one!