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Hanukkah Jelly Cookie Recipe

This Hanukkah Jelly Cookie Recipe is so east to make! From start to finish it only takes about 30 minutes. You can fill these up with any filling you'd like

Course Dessert
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Cookies
Author Tiffany Bendayan


Ingredients for Cookie Dough

  • 2 Sticks of unsalted Butter (or margarine) at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla or Pinch of Vanilla Powder
  • Jelly Jam or Chocolate Spread
  • Powdered Sugar to dust cookies


For Cookies

  1. Mix all the cookie ingredients together until a ball forms. Shape into a disc, wrap with plastic paper and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F
  3. In a floured surface, place the dough and roll until you get it thin ( about a 1/4 inch). Cut out circles using a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass
  4. Place cookie circles in a jelly roll pan lined with Parchment Paper

  5. On half of the cookies, cut out small shapes using a smaller cookie cutter or a paring knife
  6. The remaining cookie dough can be rolled again and cut out into circles to make more
  7. Bake in the oven until browned. About 8 - 10 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on a baking rack


  1. Spread some jam or jelly over the cookies that have not been cut. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the cut out cookies
  2. Sandwich the cut out cookies with the whole ones and enjoy!