Gelt Biscuits

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Studentchef

Gelt is Yiddish for coins, and are handed out to little children during Chanukkah. I found this particular recipe in the Montreal Gazette, which claimed to have found the recipe in Chrismakkah, the Merry Mish-Mash Holiday Cookbook.

Top Review by bluemoon downunder

Wonderfully flavoursome and really easy to follow instructions. Just loved the ease and simplicity of making these, a major factor in my being happy to make these again! I used generous grindings of black pepper rather than cayenne pepper - zero tolerance of anything hot and spicy - and to add some extra flavour I added some sage and thyme to the rosemary, a blend I really like. Thank you for sharing this super recipe, Studentchef. Made for PRMR.


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until dough forms into a ball.
  2. Shape dough into a log and wrap it tightly in plasric wrap.
  3. Chill the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper,.
  5. Slice log into 1/4 inch coins (5mm) and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown, 15-18 minutes.
  7. Cool and store in an airtight container.

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