Hanukkah Cookie Recipes

Browse recipes for mandelbrot, rugelach, sugar cookies, and other sweet treats for your Hanukkah celebration.

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1046
A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.

7 Top-Rated Rugelach Recipes for Hanukkah

Rugelach might seem intimidating to make, but these community-tested recipes prove otherwise.
By Ita Mac Airt

Chanukah Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them.

Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
This raspberry rugelach is a yummy and extra fruity version of this traditional cookie.

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 1649
Quick and easy frosting for your favorite sugar cookies; color as desired!

Mom's Mandelbrot

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
This is the Jewish equivalent to biscotti. It was handed down through three generations. I added the mini chocolate chips. The cookies are twice baked, first in logs and then in slices. Stored in an airtight container, these will keep for about two weeks.
By susan yale

Golden Yam Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 498
Better have several copies of this recipe on hand when you serve them! These moist, flavorful, delicious brownies are simply out of this world, possibly heaven.

Munn Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
These lemon poppy seed cookies are Jewish in background. They are a thin crispy cookie that's wonderful with tea.

My Favorite Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 81
This sugar cookie recipe is great for Christmas cut-out cookies.
By d. shepard


Rating: 4.5 stars 299
This recipe is from Linda Shapiro. I have many rugelach recipes, but this is truly the best I have ever made.

Coconut Bon Bons

Rating: 4.5 stars 120
These little balls of joy are perfect for any occasion.
By Tamme

Rugelach III

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A melt in your mouth cookie with an apricot filling that people beg for every year.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Chunk Mandel Bread
Rating: Unrated 20
"I was ready to give this recipe a poor rating because the dough was so wet and loose I thought "this just won't work." It did. My husband raved "they are better than the bakery." "--mommar5
Sugar Free Rugelach
Rating: Unrated 70
"This recipe I altered by using whole wheat flour instead of the white and I believe it added a delightful nutty crunch." -- mo
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 11180

These are the best rolled sugar cookies – easy to cut out and perfect for decorating.