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Sheet pan chanukah gelt cookies are the easiest ever version of a b
If you’ve been here since the very beginning, in December 2011 (there were probably about 30 of you back then!) you might already know this. But for the rest of you, here’s a fun story. 12 years ago, I invented the original chanukah gelt cookies trend. It was a totally new idea, so I didn’t even coin the phrase “chanukah gelt cookies” until I made a second version, a year later.
In the years since, I, as well as so many others, have gotten inspired by it and created numerous new versions. It’s wild to see how much this trend that was borne from my little kitchen has spread around the world! I’ve seen it in Real Simple and Food Network Magazine, as well as websites big and small all over the place. Sometimes I wish I would get credit for the idea, but I am just happy realizing how many (hundreds of thousands of?) people around the world get light and happiness from their celebration with my cookies!
If you love the concept, but want something extra easy, this version, which I originally shared on Instagram last year, is a super easy take on this fun and delicious hanukah treat! Enjoy, and happy chanukah!
These are my famous no-margarine chocolate chip cookies that I recommend to use as a base recipe in this sheet pan chanukah gelt cookie recipe.
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- 1 batch chocolate chip cookie dough (my famous no margarine chocolate chip cookie dough is recommended for this)
- about 2 dozen chocolate coins (dark, milk, white, or a mix of the three)
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread cookie dough over the surface of the lined baking sheet, covering it completely.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until almost, but not 100% baked.
- Meanwhile, unwrap chocolate coins.
- Remove cookies from oven. Working quickly, arrange chocolate coins over the top.
- Return to oven and bake an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Set aside to cool before slicing into squares.
Plan ahead: These cookies freeze nicely in an airtight bag or container.
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