Walnut Rugelach

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Beautiful cookies for the holidays.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen rugelach

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 cup ground walnuts

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

Directions

  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
3g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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