Classic Rugelach

Rugelach is a classic Jewish cookie, one that you’ll often find behind the deli counter alongside black and white cookies and hammentashen. These sweet rolled cookies use a cream cheese dough instead of a butter dough for a flaky cookie. Adding in your flavoring is the fun part. The rolled cookie, often in the shape of a triangle, lends itself well to hand, nuts and just plain old brown sugar. Have fun with the recipe and make it your classic.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cream cheese along with flour and butter in the dough make a hearty soft crust.
  • The holiday filling has nuts, lemon juice, tangy fruits cinnamon and nutmeg, but this part can be changed
  • The meal can be prepared sliced or crescent style and should be baked after preparation with a glaze finish.

“When layered and wrapped well, rugelach have a long shelf life, making them a strong contender for the holiday cookie swap.”

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