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Walnut Rugelach


"Beautiful cookies for the holidays."
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4 h 45 m servings 62 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen rugelach)

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  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  2. Beat 1/4 cup white sugar, butter, and cream cheese together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until dough is just combined. Divide dough into 3 equal portions; shape each portion into a disk, wrap disks in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Beat egg white in a bowl with an electric mixture until frothy. Mix walnuts and 1/2 cup white sugar into egg white.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Remove dough from plastic wrap and roll each disk out into a 7-inch circle. Spread 1/3 the egg white mixture onto each dough circle, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edge of each circle. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up each wedge from the edge to the point and place, point-side down, on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool and dust with confectioners' sugar.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Dough must be well chilled; remember to allow enough time to chill.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 62 calories; 3 g fat; 8.1 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 25 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe was the worst . One reason, the instructions state to roll up like a crescent roll. The picture shows it differently. Dough crumbles because recipe states to refridgerate, so tough ...

This was my first time making rugelach. I was invited to a friend's Chanukah celebration and I thought this would be fun to bring and share. I mixed up the sugars but adding more brown sugar tha...