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These Are the Easiest 2-Ingredient Hanukkah Cookies

Chocolate chip Hanukkah gelt cookies come together in 15 minutes.

Finding the time to make homemade sufganiyot or sfenj for Hanukkah is amazing. But sometimes you just can’t muster the energy for a big baking project. Or maybe you don’t even like donuts (are you OK?). Either way, I have the easiest Hanukkah dessert to try and it’s only TWO INGREDIENTS: store-bought cookie dough and Hanukkah gelt coins, that’s it.

Watch my short video below to see how easy it is.


  • 1 package store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Hanukkah gelt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Portion cookie dough into even pieces, roll lightly into balls.
  3. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Immediately after taking the cookies out of the oven, place a piece of gelt on each cookie, and gently press down while cookies are still hot. Allow to cool.

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