I hope that if you celebrate Chanukah, you are enjoying you week, and the time with family and friends. If you don’t celebrate Chanukah, I hope you are having fun preparing for your holiday, and that you can find some inspiration in these Chanukah cookies. A lot of these ideas can be translated into other themes, just by using a different cookie cutter! For instance, I made these cookie boxes to hold the kids’ chocolate gelt (the gold and silver wrapped coins used to represent money when playing the dreidel game), but I do intend to make them again, using a different shape to hold candy canes later this week :)
This was only my third attempt at building a 3D cookie, so if the edges are a little messy, that is something I hope practice will take care of. But I did get a picture of the process for you!
You’ll need two large already decorated Star of David cookies (the same size, you may need to trim the edges a bit by pressing the cutter back around the cookie as soon as it is out of the oven and still warm) and eight small squares (trim these the same way). Then, using a stiff royal icing, begin to attach the squares to the outline of the star. Hold each square in place for about a minute until it sets enough to stay in place. When all sides are attached (leaving the top open to be able to slide in the candy) place the second star on top, securing it with an outline of icing.Let dry overnight before attempting to stand or fill the cookie.
Enjoy your fourth night of Chanukah!