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Hanukkah Gelt Cookies


Hanukkah Gelt Cookies are a cute, traditional Hanukkah cookie that will be a hit with your family, especially the kiddos. Grab the grandkids for some helping hands and make baking these treats a family event. This easy recipe comes together with only 3 ingredients and can be made in under 30 minutes for a sweet treat that is sure to please during Hanukkah.

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  • 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


Servings 16
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Cut dough evenly into 16 slices; place slices 2-inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten each slice until it measures about 2-inches in diameter. Sprinkle slices with sanding sugar; place 1 piece of gelt on center of each slice.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown, gelt may be slightly melted but should hold its shape). Cool 5 to 10 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

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