These crescent-shaped cookies are a Jewish holiday tradition. The rich and flaky cream-cheese-based cookie dough can be filled with anything from fruit jams and chopped nuts to dried fruit and cinnamon-sugar. This version features two kinds of apricot filling: apricot jam and sugared dried apricots.
Eating fried foods is, of course, one of Hanukkah's delicious traditions. Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, can be given out as party favors when arranged in cupcake liners and packaged in cellophane bags. These are sealed with double-sided tape and finished with patterned pastel paper. If you're making the nondairy version, reduce the amount of salt to 3/4 teaspoon.