Hanukkah is quickly approaching, and we’ve got some new Festival of Lights-inspired cookies for you to try this year. Taking our inspiration from common Jewish foods, these cookies embody important symbols of the holiday.Traditionally, Jewish households serve desserts like sufganiyot, rugelach, and chocolate gelt for Hanukkah. This year, you should add a new Hanukkah cookie to your dessert table for everyone to enjoy. You can even explain how each of these derives from a Jewish tradition, making them the perfect thing to serve for each night of Hanukkah.
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Apple sauce is typically eaten with latkes on Hanukkah and apples are dipped into honey for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Celebrate this fruit with these caramel apple cookies. Their crunch from the rolled oats combines with the sweetness of the caramel to create an almost granola-like taste.
Flourless Chocolate Cookie
These decadent chocolate cookies are filled with walnuts and chocolate chunks to create a crunchy cookie. Place a piece of gelt on top of these cookies to celebrate the popular Jewish custom of giving children chocolate coins for Hanukkah.
Potato Chip Cookies
Latkes are a Jewish potato pancake most famously associated with Hanukkah. Celebrate the oily, potato snack with these potato chip cookies. They combine the grease and salt from potato chips with soft dough to make the perfect sweet and salty treat. The grease in potato latkes, similar to these cookies, is used to remember the importance of oil during the first Festival of Lights.