November 30, 2023

Make a Treat for a Soldier

Sending homemade cookies and cakes to soldiers fighting far from home is a simple way to show support for them. Two recipes perfect for shipping are included below.

The first recipe is marble cake, a moist cake that stays fresh for up to four days at room temperature. Once cooled, wrap it in plastic wrap and then in a layer of aluminum foil to keep it fresh. The second recipe is for cookies with a date and nut filling, rolled in a crispy pastry. You can also add chocolate chips or use coconut jam instead. After cooling, sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

Involving children in baking for soldiers and creating thank you messages can be a great project for kids during a difficult time. Children can express themselves and feel like they are helping in the war effort by participating. Once ready, attach the thank you messages to the cakes and cookies.

Let’s wish for all of our soldiers to return home safely soon!

For the marble cake, mix butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, eggs, self-rising flour, yogurt (or juice or whipped cream), and milk or water. Then bake for 45-50 minutes at 180 degrees.

For the Date and Nut Cookies, start by preparing the dough and filling. Spread the filling on the rolled-out dough and roll it up. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Translated by Hannah Hochner.