The brisket is cooked, the menorah is lit and the Manischewitz is flowing. But there’s one box left to check on your Hanukkah to-do list: dessert. This year, instead of leaning on chocolate gelt, why not make something that blows your relatives away? We’re talking homemade rugelach, traditional honey cake, halva brownies or even matzoh s’mores. Read on for 21 Hanukkah desserts that will become a family tradition at first bite.
21 Hanukkah Desserts to Nosh on for Eight Days Straight
1. Tie-dye Sugar Cookies
Order yourself a dreidel- or Star of David-shaped cookie cutter and you’re in business. Any two- or three-color combination will work.
8. Hamantashen Pie
These triangular cookies are popular during Purim, but who says you can’t indulge in them twice a year? Use a medley of jam fillings for a more colorful final product.