Beautiful cookies for the holidays.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen rugelach
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Filling:

Directions

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together onto a sheet of waxed paper.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beat egg white in a bowl with an electric mixture until frothy. Mix walnuts and 1/2 cup white sugar into egg white.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • 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

62 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; fat 3g 5% DV; cholesterol 9.6mg 3% DV; sodium 25.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2016
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 than white especially in the filling. I also added cinnamon to the filling and an extra sprinkle on top of the rolls before baking. I found it helpful to pulse the walnut and sugar filling together in the food processor. I pre-sliced the rolls before baking and then finished slicing them one they were cool. Everyone loved this and it definitely something I would make again! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2017
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 isn't pliable Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2016
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 than white especially in the filling. I also added cinnamon to the filling and an extra sprinkle on top of the rolls before baking. I found it helpful to pulse the walnut and sugar filling together in the food processor. I pre-sliced the rolls before baking and then finished slicing them one they were cool. Everyone loved this and it definitely something I would make again! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2017
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 isn't pliable Read More