Hanukkah Recipes

Find here classic Hanukkah dishes such as brisket, latkes, rugelach, cookies, and many more recipe ideas for your celebration!

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Hanukkah Dinner Recipes That the Whole Family Will Love

Give family and friends the greatest gift of all at your holiday celebration: an assortment of beloved Hanukkah recipes, including latkes, brisket, kugel, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with These Heavenly Hanukkah Desserts

Rugelach, donuts, and cookies—oh, my! Find delicious recipes that end your Hanukkah festivities the traditional way or with a sweet twist.
By Kelly Vaughan

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts)

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These deep-fried Israeli delicacies symbolize the miracle of the burning oil lamps in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem celebrated during Hanukkah. Plump up each doughnut with your favorite fruit jam. For a wintry effect, sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

Gluten-Free Potato Latkes

Rating: 3 stars 30
Gluten-free eaters can enjoy these potato pancakes: even the variations are safe to eat.

Shortbread Cookies

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Shopping for shortbread cookie ingredients couldn't be easier. In fact, you probably already have most of these on hand. Shortbreads are most popular around Christmas. Serve your shortbread cookie with a fruity topping, or use this recipe to make our monogrammed Hanukkah cookies.

Roasted Apples

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Roasted apples recall homemade applesauce but don't require a turn through a food mill.

Jewish-Deli Strata

Our Jewish-Deli strata features garnishes like capers, red onion, and lemon add freshness to this bagels-and-lox-inspired strata.

Grated Potato Pancakes

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It is important to wring all excess moisture from potatoes to ensure a crisp pancake. If you are uncomfortable flipping the pancake, you may invert it onto a plate, and slide it back into the pan after adding the remaining oil.


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Zalabia, or rather a type of fried dough similar to that of a doughnut, is a tasty dessert to serve at any holiday party. This recipe has been adapted from "The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey From Samarkand to New York" by Claudia Roden.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Crisp potato pancakes called latkes are part of Hanukkah celebrations. We've kept the traditional frying method (and sour cream to go with them), but refreshed the recipe by trading white potatoes and onions for sweet potatoes and scallions.

Jelly-Filled Doughnuts

These fluffy doughnuts are filled with a fruit jam, then topped with a simple glaze for a deep-fried sweet that is simply irresistible. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 602.

Inspiration and Ideas

We've Got a Cookie for Every Night of Hanukkah (Plus, a Few Sweet Extras!)
From traditional rugelach to festive glitter ball cookies, these cookie recipes for Hanukkah are sure to be enjoyed for all eight nights of the holiday.
10 Easy Holiday Treats for Kids to Make This Season
Some of our treats are simple enough for a child to make on their own, while others might require a little help from Mom or Dad. All are guaranteed to keep your little one busy and happy to contribute to the holiday cheer.
Dairy-Free Chocolate-Raspberry Cake

A showstopping holiday dessert that's a piece of cake? Meet this four-layer chocolate confection, which comes together from a one-bowl batter and three-ingredient frosting. Coconut oil gives it an especially tender crumb and keeps it so moist, you can bake it days in advance. A tangy raspberry jam between each layer makes it even more extraordinary. Not to mention it's dairy-free, too, with almond milk in the batter and coconut milk in the frosting, so it's a fabulous final act for a kosher meal.