Chanukah Treats

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Box ‘em, Bag'em, Eat'em!  Whatever you do with them, they are the perfect Chanukah treat.

Ycan find pastry boxes for your donuts at craft stores or online.  Fill mini boxes with donuts for your guests to take home.

Insert the cookies into glassine bags affixed with our special Chanukah labels! Download and print.

Gingerbread cookies

Chanukah Cookies with a Flavor Twist - Maccabee Gingerbread Men

This recipe is a much milder version of traditional gingerbread men. If your family prefers more zing, increase the ground
ginger and cloves. The orange zest offers an unexpected twist that’s very kid-friendly. If you don’t have whole wheat pastry
flour, replace it with white flour. Encourage the kids to decide on a color scheme when decorating the cookies; or, keep it
simple and bake them with colored, coarse sugar crystals sprinkled on top.

Chanukah Donuts

Don’t Want to Deep Fry Donuts? Bake Away! - Baked Donuts

Try these delicious baked donuts for an almost guilt free Chanukah alternative. Each donut contains only 1 teaspoon of oil. For pareve donuts, use coconut or soy yogurt and milk. When measuring the flour, use a spoon.  Do not pack the flour down into the measuring cup.


The Cutest Little Donut Bites - Zeppole (pronounced zep-O-lee)

They are small fried Italian donut balls, made from cream puff dough. Try these little puffs of donut heaven, for a new spin on your traditional Chanukah donuts.

sourdough brittle

Beyond Gelt, but Still Covered in Chocolate - Sourdough Brittle

I’m tired of jellybeans inside of plastic driedels and one-dimensional chocolate.  This Chanukah, there will be gelt, of
course—but that’s where the sweet surprises will only start.

During the entire week which followed Hurricane Irene last year, when my electricity was out, I moved in with mom. One night, I was in the mood for candy, so I started to melt some sugar in a pot for praline. Mom was not too happy that I was messing up the kitchen late at night and that was the end of my praline (I can’t blame her, candy gets hard and is pretty impossible to clean). The next day, my candy craving metamorphosized and I had the idea to put salty pretzels in a toffee for a salty and sweet treat. It wasn’t until Saturday night when mom finally let me indulge in experimentation. A week later, when I was settled back into my home, my mother called up, “Get this brittle out of my house!”

It’s important to get the brittle as thin as possible, and the best way to achieve that is by preventing the brittle from cooling down before it is spread on the trays. To achieve that, the pretzels and the trays themselves must be kept warm as instructed.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Chanukah 2011 Issue - Subscribe Now.

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