- 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)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- South Africa
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
- 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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