Hanukkah Cookie Recipes

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

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Chanukah Cookies

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

Apricot Almond Rugalach

Rating: 4.56 stars
These cookies freeze well either baked or unbaked. Extremely dainty and delicious cookie. You can also sprinkle the top with coarse sugar.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.4 stars
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.

Munn Cookies

Rating: 4.52 stars
These lemon poppy seed cookies are Jewish in background. They are a thin crispy cookie that's wonderful with tea.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.44 stars
Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise! NOTE: I make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. I make it fairly thin, as I 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off.

Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach

Rating: 4.65 stars
A yummy and extra fruity version of this traditional cookie.

Chocolate Chunk Mandel Bread

Rating: 4.45 stars
You'll love these crunchy biscotti-type cookies. Add almonds (mandeln) or maraschino cherries for variety. We gave these as teacher gifts last year and got lots of compliments!

Coconut Bon Bons

Rating: 4.38 stars
These little balls of joy are perfect for any occasion.

Golden Yam Brownies

Rating: 4.54 stars
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.

Best Ever Rugelach

Rating: 4.67 stars
Simple and simply fantastic - cottage cheese makes these cookies light and tasty!

Czechoslovakian Cookies

Rating: 4.53 stars
Spicy bar cookies with a nice crunch of pecans plus the sweetness of a jam filling.

Mom's Mandelbrot

Rating: 4.63 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Rating: Unrated
"These are wonderful tender cut-out cookies! I make these every holiday." – ~Christy~
Rating: Unrated
"I have tried many Rugelach recipes; this was the easiest and came out the best." -- Silver Ghost

Sugar Free Rugelach

Rating: 4.71 stars

No artificial ingredients. Cream cheese pastry filled with raisins, nuts and cinnamon. Naturally sweet.