- small cookie or biscuit
- cookies (plural)
- "I love kikhelekh in my soup!"
- "Gluten-free kichel are a little tricky since we are not using any gums – they tend to want to break apart as you form them into bow-ties." (http://www.glutenfreecanteen.com/2011/09/29/craggy-bow-tie-kichlach-gluten-free-dairy-free/)
Languages of Origin
קיכל kikhl 'cookie', diminutive of קוכן kukhn 'cake' (pl. קיכלעך kikhlekh)
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
North America, South Africa
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
In South Africa, kichel are flat diamond shaped parev biscuits served as an accompaniment to chopped herring or chopped liver. Plural: kichelach, kikhelekh, kichalach
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