Hanukkah Gelt Cookies Activity
Tired of the same old cookie recipes? Mix it up with this cookie version of traditional gelt--the gold coin chocolates that are often given as gifts or prizes during Hanukkah. You can set them out as part of a dessert buffet, or write a name on each cookie and use them as unique edible place cards!
What You Need:
- Slice-and-bake cookie dough, any flavor, or homemade cookie dough rolled into a cylindrical shape and chilled
- Food-safe gold foil, available at baking stores
What You Do:
- Help your child slice and bake the cookies according to package directions. Let them cool thoroughly.
- Ask your child to cut circles of gold foil and wrap each cookie in gold foil to make Hanukkah gelt, or gold coins.
- Invite your child to use the toothpick to gently press holiday shapes into the foil: menorahs, dreidels, and the words “Happy Hanukkah!" If you would rather use them as placecards, ask you child to simply press the letters of each person's name or initials into the foil.