The Most Fire Rugelach


(Makes about 4 dozen)

Level: Weekend Project (the dough has to chill for 1 hour)

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup of whipped sweet butter, at room temp
  • 8 oz cream cheese (full fat), at room temp
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup apricot jam or raspberry jam (whichever you prefer!)
  • 1 1/2 cup of cinnamon sugar
  • 1 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of chopped dried fruit like currants, craisins, raisins, golden raisins, or dried cherries (whichever you prefer or a mix! I like dried cherries+ golden raisins)

How TF To Make em

  • In either a stand mixer, hand mixer, or large bowl and whisk, cream butter for 2 minutes (aka beat butter)
  • Add cream cheese and beat thoroughly as well for 2 minutes
  • Stir in the flour, a little at a time until you can form a ball of dough
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces and form each into a ball
  • Flatten and roll the balls out into 10″ round between 2 sheets of wax paper. This is a little difficult but try and make it as round as possible and the thickness of the dough as even as possible. If you are having trouble making a circle, use a bowl as a guide and cut around in a circle. Save the outside dough to make an additional sheet.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour until firm enough to handle
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • When the dough is ready, remove from wax paper and place on a cutting board.
  • Spread on a thin layer of jam.
  • Sprinkle on the sugar mixture and top with chopped walnuts and chopped fruit.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 12 pieces.
  • Roll in a crescent starting from the wide end and sprinkle the top of the rugelach with the cinnamon sugar before placing onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (tip end down)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheet while still warm and cool on a baking rack.
  • Enjoy! Makes about 4 dozen coooooookies.

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