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Our Favorite Hanukkah Cookies - 33 recipes

Sweet cookie traditions! Celebrate Hanukkah with rugelach, mandelbrot, and other heritage-rich cookie recipes. Add almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, chocolate chips, or diced candied fruit.

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By blum099

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (14 Votes)
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Servings 8
Preparation time 100
Cooking time 125

  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, about 1-pound, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon heavy cream, for egg wash

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Rugelach is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin

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Grandma Mae's Almond Spritz Cookies are buttery, tasty and delicious

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond flour, almond meal
  • 1 (9-ounce) bag semisweet or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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These Ricotta Cookies are glazed with a sweet, citrusy orange glaze that looks beautiful and tastes just as good

  • COOKIES:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub fresh whole-milk ricotta (drain any excess liquid, if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 large orange, about 2 teaspoons, or zest of lemon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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Hanukkah Gelt Cookies are a cute, traditional Hanukkah cookie that will be a hit with your family, especially the k...

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) tube package refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 16 pieces foil-covered chocolate coins, Hanukkah gelt, unwrapped
  • Bright yellow or blue sanding sugar, or both, to taste
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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No matter the shape of your Rugelach, whether crescent-like or jelly-rolled or studded with chocolate chips, these ...

  • CREAM CHEESE PASTRY:
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12-ounces cream cheese, about 1 1/2 (8-ounce) packages, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • FILLING & TOPPING:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups assorted toasted nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups thick apricot or prune lekvar, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 cups assorted dried fruits, diced if large, plumped if dry
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cream or milk, for egg wash
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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Spritz cookies are a festive addition to any holiday baking regime and they make wonderful food gifts

  • 1 (8-ounce) package almond paste
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites, about 1/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • colored decorator sugar of your choice
4.4/5 (59 Votes)

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Gooey Butter Cookies are a perfect treat when you're craving something sweet

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
4.4/5 (45 Votes)

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Italian Ricotta cheese cookies are the perfect sweet treat to end any meal of gathering

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • red and green sugar crystals (If making for holidays)
4.7/5 (26 Votes)

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A version of the European Jewish pastry rugelach, these cookies are delicious served at any Jewish holiday

  • CRANBERRY-PECAN FILLING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sparkling cake-decorating professional baking sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries or dried cherries or dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Buttery, soft ‘n chewy Butter Pecan Cookies exploding with toasted pecans and brown sugar flavor

  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond of California pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature preferred
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling, optional
  • sea salt, for sprinkling, optional
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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These delicious almond-apricot cookies are best served with a cup of tea and make a great additions to any festive ...

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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Monogrammed Hanukkah Cookies add a personal touch by embossing your guests' initials using clean craft store rubber...

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4.8/5 (6 Votes)

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These Buttery Lemon Gooey Cookies are easy to make because they use a lemon cake mix and they serve a crowd

  • 1 stick of butter room temperature
  • 1 (8-ounce) box of cream cheese brought to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) box Duncan Hines lemon supreme cake mix
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
4.6/5 (24 Votes)

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Delicious Chocolate Nut Rugelach made easy using a slice and bake process instead of the complicated crescent routi...

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (13-ounce) jar Nutella, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups pistachios, pecans, and/or walnuts, divided, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, divided, plus more to top
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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Grab the kiddos and have some family fun making these yummy butter cookies

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • baking sprinkles and/or sugars of your choice
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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