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Type Cookie or cracker
Place of origin Eastern Europe
Main ingredients Eggs, sugar

Kichel (plural kichlach) is a popular Jewish and sweet cracker or cookie commonly made with egg and sugar rolled out flat and cut into large bowtie shapes. They can be many shapes, including rounded and deep-fried with a dent in the center to hold jam. Although sweet they are typically eaten with a savoury dip or topping. They are also popular in Israel as a sweet snack or dessert. Jews in South Africa commonly serve kichel with chopped herring. Due to their light, airy nature, the cookies have sometimes been called "nothings." When prepared with matzah meal rather than flour, kichlach can be consumed during the Passover holiday.