The traditional fillings are apricot jam, cinnamon nut, and chocolate, but some cooks use raspberry jam, pistachio nut filling or even Nutella.
Rugelach are a traditional cookie for Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukkah), but they are good anytime! With more "sophisticated" fillings like pistachio, and apricot, they would be great for an adult holiday gathering.
Recipes for Rugelach
This is pretty much the recipe that I use but I use apricot jam or chocolate for the filling -
Jewish Rugelach Recipe
This recipe uses chocolate and cinnamon in the filling. Oh, yum!
Israeli Chocolate Rugelach Recipe
Rugelach recipe from Hershey's Kitchens has chocolate walnut filling -
Hershey's Kitchen Rugelach
This Rugelach recipe from King Arthur Flour includes pictures to show the process of preparing your rugelach cookies for baking!
Holiday Baking Traditions - Rugelach
Want to learn more about Hanukkah?
Hanukkah begins the evening of Saturday, December 8th, and continues through Sunday, December 16th.
What is Chanukkah?
What is Hanukkah?