When did cinnamon buns, rugelach, and babka become staples to eat after fasting? Who cares! All we know is that they’re the perfect treat to eat after a long day of fasting.
Below are our top picks for mouthwatering, hit-the-spot, easy to make desserts, from Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cinnamon Bun Pie, to 4-Ingredient Chocolate Sesame Rugelach and Chocolate Babka.
Whether you’re starting to bake for post-Tisha B’Av a couple days ahead, or the day of, make sure to have this recipe roundup ready at your fingertips.
- Esty’s Favorite Cinnamon Buns by Esty Wolbe
Esty Wolbe is keeping it real with these delicious, ooey gooey cinnamon buns! Use leftover challah dough to make this indulgent treat! Watch Esty make these fabulous cinnamon buns.
- Blueberry Bars by Family Table
Try these homemade pie fillings to take these delicious bars up a notch!
- Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookies by Rivky Kleiman
Chocolate chips plus dairy plus cookies — you’ve been forewarned: You won’t be able to stop at one! Many thanks to my sister-in-law Judy for this outstanding cookie.
- Babka Like Never Before by Brynie Greisman
Forget any babka recipe you have in your repertoire until now. This is the real thing — high as the sky, fluffy, lots of rich chocolate/cinnamon filling, and a creamy melt-in-your-mouth streusel. The best part is that each loaf has just two tablespoons of oil in the dough. Whoever sampled it wanted “just one more sliver,” and the loaf was gone in minutes. It freezes well, so I quickly stored away what was left!
- 4-Ingredient Chocolate Sesame Rugelach by Erin Grunstein
- Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Sticks by Rivky Kleiman
No, the double chocolate is not a typo! Chocolate lovers this one’s for you!!
- Chocolate and Lotus Butter-Swirled Brownies by Elizabeth Kurtz
Rich, creamy, and extra sweet with a cookie-butter swirl. Cut these into squares so the Lotus butter swirl is visible.
- Cinnamon Bun Pie by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
This recipe was originally intended for my first cookbook, Something Sweet. Sadly, under tight deadlines, I didn’t have the time to give this recipe the time and attention it needed. Luckily, I didn’t forget the idea completely, because once I had the time to develop this recipe properly, it became an instant hit and a family favorite!
- 3 Ingredient Nut Butter Cookies by Nathalie T.
These cookies are super fun, tasty, and easy to make!
- Open Stone-Fruit Tart by Michal Frischman
Stone fruit is a fancy name for fruit with a big pit inside. They taste amazing through the summer, and this easy tart is the perfect way to take advantage of the season’s bounty!
- Cinnamon Bun Bites by Victoria Dwek
Make these fun cinnamon bun bites in a pinch by simply using a rolled-out pie crust and sprinkling it with cinnamon and sugar. Be sure to frost with this delicious homemade cream cheese frosting that will make these cute treats even more delicious. Watch out, these are addictive!
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