Almond cookies are often given at the end of the meal at Chinese restaurants, though their fame is overshadowed by that of fortune cookies. Face it, almond cookies- we could all use a little advice. Gelt is (are?) gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins given to Jewish children during Hanukkah.
Take the Terry's Favorite Almond Cookie recipe from Veganomicon (secret ingredients to their deliciousness: peanut oil, brown rice syrup, toasted sesame oil), roll dough and cut out using a gelt-shaped cookie cutter (a circle), and sprinkle generously with gold "Disco Hologram" edible glitter (leave some cookies plain because that glitter may be "edible", but who knows what's in it).
Eat all the dough scraps. You won't regret it. Don't take it personally if only a tiny fraction of your cookies get eaten. And as the sweet old man at the Indian grocery store said to me, "Enjoy the Christmas!"