Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

First Grade Recipes Activities: Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

What You Need:

  • Slice-and-bake cookie dough, any flavour, or homemade cookie dough rolled into a cylindrical shape and chilled
  • Food-safe gold foil, available at baking stores
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick

What You Do:

  1. Help your child slice and bake the cookies according to package directions. Let them cool thoroughly.
  2. Ask your child to cut circles of gold foil and wrap each cookie in gold foil to make Hanukkah gelt, or gold coins.
  3. 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.

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