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Easy Hanukkah Cookie Recipe

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Gather the kids to decorate graham crackers for an easy Hanukkah cookie recipe kids will love to make.

Use graham crackers to make these easy Hanukkah "cookies"! Kids love making these and learning about the symbols and words of Hanukkah.

One of my kids favorite holidays is Hanukkah.  My husband was raised Jewish and even though we aren’t raising our children in the Jewish faith, it’s important to me that they participate in the holidays their father celebrated when he was a child. But fitting Hanukkah in to the Christmas rush can be a bit overwhelming for me. So I’m always looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate the eight days.  These fun Hanukkah “cookies” are a great way to teach kids about the different symbols of Hanukkah.

Graham Cracker Cookies
The ingredients for these “cookies” are super simple – graham crackers and Wilton Sparkle Gel.  Grab a box of both regular grahams and the chocolate ones.  We cut the crackers with a bread knife to make the long narrow ones, but I’ve seen graham “sticks” at the store and that would be even easier.
Menorah Cookies

Once the crackers are in the sizes you want, set them out with the sparkle gel and let the kids at it.  Encourage them to use their imaginations and the suggestions below to create beautiful and fun Hanukkah treats.

 Hanukkah Kids Activity
These work best eaten shortly after made. They don’t stack well as the gel is quite sticky and if you leave them out they will get stale – but either way, kids will not be able to keep their hands off of them!
Hanukkah for kids
Saying/Image Suggestions:
Festival of Lights
Eight Nights
Friends & Family
Star of David

Hallmark Hanukkah Post

Hallmark Hanukkah Post


  • Chocolate Graham Crackers
  • Honey/Regular Graham Crackers
  • Wilton Sparkle Gel in white, yellow, light and dark blue, black
  • Cutting Board
  • Bread Knife


  1. Break or cut the graham crackers into various sizes. I use a knife and cutting board to cut the graham cracker lengthwise to create the long narrow pieces.
  2. Use your talent and the suggestions below to create beautiful and fun Hanukkah treats!
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  • Lory at Designthusiasm
    November 24, 2015

    I always love seeing a Hanukkah post in the holiday mix. I have several from last year and will do more this year, too. Your cookies are just wonderful! How lovely that you keep your husband’s family traditions alive for your kids, as well. Thanks for linking at Share It One More Time!!


  • Meaghan
    November 23, 2015

    I love this cute cookie idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at our Throwback Thursday link party. Shared, tweeted, & pinned 🙂

  • Create With Joy
    November 21, 2015

    Camille, your Hanukkah creativity abounds – I LOVE what you did with these graham crackers!
    Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy, Week 203!
    Have an amazing Thanksgiving and do join us again! 🙂

    • Camille
      November 22, 2015

      Thanks so much for the feature!

    November 21, 2015

    Great ideas! Love seeing a Hanukkah post in the midst of all the christmas ones! Sending this link out to a few people 🙂

    – Seri

    • Camille
      November 21, 2015

      I’m glad you enjoy them, Seri! I’m trying to add more every year.

  • Creatively Homespun
    November 19, 2015

    Adorable!!! Seriously… these are so great! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your recipe to our Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest Board.

  • Laurie
    November 15, 2015

    These are very cute! What a easy and fantastic way to celebrate. Thank you for sharing your idea with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning 🙂
    Have a fantastic week!

  • creativejewishmom/sara
    November 15, 2015

    Really fantastic and so happy to have some hanukkah crafting to feature!

    • Camille
      November 15, 2015

      Thanks, Sara! I’m trying to get more fun Hanukkah posts up!