Sunday, January 12, 2014


  • I apologize for the format of this recipe... I lifted it off and it doesn't want to paste.  I followed it exactly and can see why it got 5-star reviews!  

  • This recipe was a total blast from my past!  I loved this as a little girl in Miami, Florida.   The recipe sounds like work.  It's really not!  It takes five minutes to mix up the dough, but you need to do it the day before.

Then, the next day, before baking or ,in advance because they freeze really well, you roll them  out, sprinkle the top and bake.   WARNING:  Only make these when company is expected so that you don't end up eating them all yourself!  These sound like a lot of work but they are so simple!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cut cold butter or margarine and cream cheese into bits. In food processor pulse flour, salt, butter or margarine, cream cheese and sour cream until crumbly. Shape crumbly mixture into four equal disks. Wrap each disk and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days.

Combine sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, and finely chopped raisins (may substitute miniature chocolate chips for raisins).

Roll each disk into a 9 inch round keeping other disks chilled until ready to roll them. Sprinkle round with sugar/nut mixture. Press lightly into dough. With chefs knife or pizza cutter, cut each round into 12 wedges. Roll wedges from wide to narrow, you will end up with point on outside of cookie. Place on ungreased baking sheets and chill rugelach 20 minutes before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C)

After rugelach are chilled, bake them in the center rack of your oven 22 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers...they freeze very well.

Variations: Before putting the filling on the dough, use a pastry brush to layer apricot jam as well as brown sugar. Then add the recommended filling. You may also make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and roll the rugelach in this prior to putting them on the cookie sheets. ENJOY!

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