Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 16

Fun to enjoy during a spirited round of dreidel, these simple-to-make cookies require only three ingredients.

Recipe by Maris Callahan
December 13, 2011


roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookies
pieces foil-covered chocolate coins (Hanukkah gelt), unwrapped
Bright yellow or blue sanding sugar


  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. 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.
  • 2 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.

Expert Tips

You can find sanding sugar in the baking aisle at most craft stores. If you can’t find it, use your favorite blue or yellow sprinkles.

Cookies will stay fresh up to five days in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

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