7 Scrumptious Rugelach Recipes to Make for Hanukkah
Rugelach—crisp and tender cookies rolled around fillings of nuts, spiced fruit or chocolate—are a beloved part of Jewish-American cooking and a must-have at the holidays. Easy to make and beautiful to look at, rugelach owe their tender, flaky consistency to a distinctly American ingredient: cream cheese in the dough!
Taking old recipes and making them my own is how these cookies came about. They’re so special to my family. Sometimes I roll the dough in cinnamon sugar instead of flour. —Barb Estabrook, Appleton, WI
I remember sitting on my great-grandmother's couch with a pad and pen in hand as she told me each ingredient and measurement for her special rugelach. Her recipe stands apart because it's a fun twist from typical versions. —Dalya Rubin, Boca Raton, Florida
Once I read about making rugelach with ice cream, there was no stopping me! My family loved these flaky cookies so much, I had to bake more right away. —Diane Fuqua, Baltimore, Maryland
Traditional rugelach gets dressed up for the holiday with pistachios, cranberries, and snow-white icing. Rich but not too sweet! —Deborah Hinojosa, Saratoga, California