AUNT FANNY’S ROLLED COOKIES (RUGELACH)

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: about 60 cookies
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 6 C flour
  • Pinch mace
  • 4 rounded tsp baking powder (8 level tsps.)
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 1 C oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C water
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 10 to 16 oz. walnuts
  • 10 oz. currants
  • Sugar and cinnamon mixture

Directions

  • Sift together flour, mace, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar.
  • Rub oil into flour mixture, as for a pie crust.
  • Make hole in middle of mixture
  • Lightly beat eggs with cup of water, and mix with flour mixture.
  • Divide dough into 4 parts
  • Roll out about 1/8” thick.
  • Sprinkle with topping
  • Roll up, pat down, and cut into 1/2” slices.
  • Bake in a lightly greased cookie sheet about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Notes

Photograph and comments courtesy of Laurel Wickberg Bailey: "A half recipe made 30 cookies. They don't look the way Grandma's used to, her's seemed to have more dough, less filling but I followed the recipe to a T (other than halving it) and they're delicious!"

Rolled cookies are also called Rugelach (רוגעלך).

Rugelach is a traditional Jewish food eaten any time of the year (including Shabbat and Hannuakah).

This version is kosher as it does not use milk or butter.

Author Credit: Fanny Goldstein Chemnick

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