Time to Make Rugelach Cookies

Back in the 1980's I was hooked on "Entenmann's Rugelach" cookies. Yum! But then, they were gone. I went without rugelach for many years until one day I decided I would look for a recipe and try making them myself - and they were tasty! They take a little bit of effort to make, but they are worth it! A rich dough is rolled out, topped with your choice of filling and then cut and rolled up into little horns, squares or bundles.
The basic dough is flour, butter, cream cheese and salt; other cooks add sour cream, vanilla flavoring, egg yolk. I think there are as many rugelach recipes as there are cooks!
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?

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