24th of Tamuz, 5774
Parashat Masei


Rugelach

Dairy    Makes 4 dozen

Directions

1 Cut cold butter or margarine and cream cheese into bits. In food processor pulse flour, salt, butter or margarine, cream cheese and sour cream until crumbly.

2 Shape crumbly mixture into four equal disks…wrap each disk and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days.

3 Roll each disk into a 9 inch round keeping other disks chilled until ready to roll them.

4 Combine sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, and finely chopped raisins (you may substitute miniature chocolate chips for raisins).

5 Roll each disk into a 9 inch round keeping other disks chilled until ready to roll them. Sprinkle round with sugar/nut mixture. Press lightly into dough. With chefs knife or pizza cutter, cut each round into 12 wedges. Roll wedges from wide to narrow, you will end up with point on outside of cookie. Place on un-greased baking sheets and chill rugelah 20 minutes before baking.

6 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .

7 After rugelah are chilled, bake them in the center rack of your oven 22 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers…they freeze very well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups – all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon – salt

  • 1 cup – unsalted butter

  • 8 ounces – cream cheese

  • ⅓ cup – sour cream

  • ½ cup – white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon – ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup – finely chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup – raisins