Rugelach

A delicious variation on these traditional Jewish holiday cookies is to substitute chocolate chips for the raisins and brush the pastry with apricot jam before adding the filling.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 9 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely ground walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins

Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, butter, cream cheese, and sour cream until crumbly. Knead until it holds together; form into 4 disks. Chill overnight.
  • Pulse sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins in a food processor until finely ground.
  • Roll well-chilled disks into 9" rounds. Sprinkle each of rolled disks with sugar and nut mixture. Press in lightly.
  • Cut each round into 12 wedges. Roll up from base to tip. Place on ungreased baking sheets; chill 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely ground walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins

Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, butter, cream cheese, and sour cream until crumbly. Knead until it holds together; form into 4 disks. Chill overnight.
  • Pulse sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins in a food processor until finely ground.
  • Roll well-chilled disks into 9" rounds. Sprinkle each of rolled disks with sugar and nut mixture. Press in lightly.
  • Cut each round into 12 wedges. Roll up from base to tip. Place on ungreased baking sheets; chill 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium30mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein1g