Hanukkah Recipes

Light up the season with our favorite Hanukkah recipes and traditions to celebrate. Plus, learn how to master dishes like brisket, rugelach, latkes and more.

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    100 Hanukkah Recipes to Celebrate the Season

    From latkes to sufganiyot, brisket to kugel, these Hanukkah recipes are ready to brighten up each day of the Festival of Lights.

    Potato Latkes

    This potato latkes recipe is super tasty. For the ultimate crispiness, squeeze out all the liquid from the grated veggies...


    Eggs lend to the richness of this traditional challah recipe. The attractive golden color and delicious flavor make it hard...

    What is a Knish?

    If you didn't grow up in New York, you've probably never had this traditional Jewish dish. What is a knish?

    Chocolate Babka

    I love this chocolate babka recipe. Even if it's slightly imperfect going into the oven, it turns out gorgeous. —Lisa...

    The Jewish Brisket Recipe Everyone Should Learn How to Make

    This Jewish brisket recipe is our go-to recipe for the holidays. Use our expert tips to create a perfectly moist,...

    This Metal Menorah Cleaning Hack Is a Hanukkah Life-Saver

    Keep those candles burning bright for all eight nights.

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    20 Vodka Drinks That Will Help Get You Through The Holidays With Your Family

    Take the edge off of spending the holidays with extended family with one of these Christmas cocktails. Vodka really is...

    20 Hanukkah Decorations to Light Up Your Home

    These Hanukkah decorations take all eight nights to the next level. There's even a candle that smells like mom's latkes...

    Chocolate Rugelach

    Many bakeries make chocolate rugelach, but they taste so much better when they are homemade. Traditionally, they are filled with...

    Spinach and Feta Bourekas

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    Light and soft, with a bit of crunch, these bourekas are one of my favorite appetizers for holidays. They can...

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    17 Traditional Hanukkah Desserts That’ll Make You Shout L’Chaim!

    Light the menorah, spin the dreidel and fry up the latkes! Then, enjoy these traditional Hanukkah desserts. From rugelach to...

    36 Thoughtful Hanukkah Gifts That Will Brighten Your Festival of Lights

    We've gathered up the most thoughtful Hanukkah gifts for everyone on your list.

    20 Hanukkah Gifts for Kids That’ll Make Them Say, “This Is Lit!”

    Whether you choose one gift or eight, these Hanukkah gifts for kids are guaranteed to brighten faces this Festival of...

    Maple Bourbon Salmon

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    This flavorful maple bourbon salmon feels fancy for a holiday but is so simple to make! —Diane Higgins, Tampa, Florida

    Jewish Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

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    This traditional Jewish mandel bread recipe has been passed down in my family for four generations. It tastes wonderful with...

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    How to Make Latkes or Potato Pancakes

    Wondering how to make latkes for Hanukkah? Our Test Kitchen walks you through the process of making potato pancakes step...

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    9 Scrumptious Rugelach Recipes to Make for Hanukkah

    Rugelach—crisp and tender cookies rolled around fillings of nuts, spiced fruit or chocolate—are a beloved part of Jewish-American cooking and...

    Your Guide to 7 Traditional Hanukkah Foods

    From latkes to sufganiyot, we eat fried food on Hanukkah to remember the ancient oil miracle.

    Homemade Gelt

    Giving chocolate coins to children, and sometimes to teachers, is a long-standing Hanukkah tradition. This homemade version of gelt uses...

    Hanukkah Cookies

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    Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....

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    How to Make the Best Rugelach Cookies for the Holidays

    Rugelach cookies are a big part of many holiday traditions. Learn how to make these cinnamon-sugar treats for your cookie...

    What Is Kugel? Meet the Jewish Casserole Everyone Needs to Know

    This traditional recipe is a must-have on Jewish holidays. But what is kugel—and what makes this dish so special?

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    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...

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    Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

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    We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort...

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    45 Impressive Dinners for Your Cooking Bucket List

    Whether its a special occasion, or you're just feeling fancy, here are some extraordinary dinner recipes that are guaranteed to...

    Apricot Raisin Rugelach

    Rugelach is a classic addition to holiday trays. The flaky, buttery pastry slices encase a spiced fruit and walnut filling....

    Pumpkin Egg Braid

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    I developed this bread to celebrate our two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Try it with flavored butters, and use...

    Spicy Beef Brisket

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    This fork-tender brisket is just as good when cooked a day ahead, refrigerated and reheated. I like to serve it...