Rugelach, doughnuts, and cookies -- oh, my! Find delicious recipes that end your Hanukkah meal in the traditional way or with a sweet twist.
Use cookie cutters to cut Hanukkah symbols from store-bought puff pastry. Roll out thawed frozen puff pastry to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes and brush with a lightly beaten egg. Sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar. Bake according to the package directions and serve the pastries with ice cream or other desserts.
Each year, Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by serving Sufganiyot, a traditional holiday treat. These Israeli doughnuts, which are deep-fried in oil, commemorate the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem (their name is derived from the Greek word "sufgan," meaning "puffed and fried"). Plump up the doughnuts with your favorite fruit jams, and serve them hot, if possible. For a wintry effect, sprinkle their tops with granulated sugar.
This sweet spin on a classic toy makes a great dessert or gift. Spray kitchen scissors with nonstick cooking spray; trim sides of marshmallow to make it square-shaped. Dip marshmallow into a shallow bowl of nonpareils to coat. Insert a wooden skewer; add nonpareil chocolate for tip. Trim skewer.