Rugelach – Holiday Treat done right !


The Holidays are a perfect time to make these mouthwatering morsels, and it is within the skill range of the average person. Instead of going around in circles trying to buy half-way  decent versions, at prices from $10 – 40 per pound, you can do it yourself at a cost of about $2 per pound. Rugelach is also referred to as Rugullah – you will just call them yummies !


8 oz cream cheese, 8 oz unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons powered sugar, 8 oz all purpose flour


Leave butter out to come to room temperature, combine butter, cream cheese and powered sugar together, by hand/wooden spoon. Fold in the flour, hand mix to form a dough. Refrigerate till chilled. Roll out dough into a rectangle on a floured surface. Thickness should be about 10″ x 12″ or thinner. Brush dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with your choice of currants, raisins, nuts, chocolate drops. Then sprinkly lightly with mild cinnamon sugar. Fold top/bottom edges into the center. Cut into small morsels. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake in a 360 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Cool. Then serve when cool, or store in a double ziplock bag, and put in the freezer.


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