Torah & Tea Dreidel Cookies!

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Perfect for Torah and Tea on Chanukah!

Ideal for a women’s event!

…And absolutely fun for a cup of tea after hosting!

These are easy and fun to make and I can tell you that the options are endless with the many variations of sugars, icing and sprinkles! (Make them match your tea cups!)

All you need is a dreidel cookie cutter and basic cookie dough. Simply cut out your dreidel cookies and using a knife cut a slit in the dough, off center. ( I found that they balanced better this way).

Make sure your ‘slit’ is about 1/4″ wide as it will fill in a bit as the dough bakes. (Try use thin rimmed tea cups or play around with making a bigger slit to accommodate thicker rimmed cups).

Then, simply spread out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar or sprinkles of your choice and bake!

Line up your tea cups on your coffee table/counter and it will definitely be a (delicious) show stopper when your guests arrive!


Basic Cookie Dough
3 eggs
1 cup margarine (Earth Balance)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
3 tsps. baking powder
Yields 7 to 8 dozen (if dough rolled thin, 4-6 dozen if kids are making them:)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixer bowl, beat eggs. Add margarine and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/4″ thickness and cut into desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet.
Press sprinkles onto cookies.
Bake 10 – 12 minutes or until slightly browned.
Remove from Cookie sheet to cool.
(Recipe credits: Spice and Spirit The Complete Kosher Cookbook)

One Response

  1. These are very cute and remind me of when I was little how my great-grandpa would play dreidels on the floor with me as we would drink tea -like good English men with milk and sugar. These would also be cute if you put names on them. I wonder how they would work if you cut two cookies so they would inter-lock to make a 3-d dreidel. You might have to “sand” the bottom a bit so they could stand up? Thank you for the idea! >^,,^< CIndy

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