RUGELACH

 

  • Cooking Time: 25-30
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of coarse salt
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 4 ounces walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 ounces apricot jelly, melted ( I use seedless rasberry jam)
  • 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips or currants or a combination
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fine sanding sugar

Directions

  • Make the dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and cream cheese at medium speed.
  • Add sugar, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, beating to combine after each addition.
  • Add vanilla and salt, and beat to combine. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour.
  • Remove from bowl, and divide into 3 pieces on a lightly floured surface. Pat into disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to overnight.
  • Make the filling: In a food processor, combine walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse until fine.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with Silpats (French nonstick baking mats).
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece of dough into a 12-inch round, less than 1/8 inch thick. Brush evenly with jelly.
  • Sprinkle with one-third of the walnut mixture and one-third of the chocolate chips. Using the rolling pin, gently roll over filling to press ingredients into dough.
  • Cut the round into 16 equal-sized wedges. Beginning at the base of each wedge, roll to enclose filling, forming crescent shapes. Pinch to seal.
  • Place on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough and filling ingredients. Brush tops with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Notes

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