|Type||Cookie or cracker|
|Place of origin||Eastern Europe|
|Main ingredients||Eggs, sugar|
Kichel (Yiddish: קיכל, plural kichlach קיכלעך, the diminutive of קוכן kukhn "cake") is a slightly sweet cracker or cookie in Jewish cuisine. Made from eggs, flour, and sugar, the dough is rolled out flat and cut into bow-tie shapes.
Commercially prepared kichel are dry, bow-tie shaped pastries sprinkled with sugar.They are traditionally served at the kiddush in synagogues after Shabbat services.
They are sometimes eaten with a savoury dip or topping. Jews in South Africa serve kichel with chopped herring. Due to their light, airy texture, the cookies are sometimes called "nothings." When prepared with matzah meal rather than flour, kichlach can be consumed during the Passover holiday.