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Flaky cream cheese dough, sweet raspberry-walnut filling, and a touch of cinnamon come together in these classic rolled rugelach from Cookie Couture.

  • Yield: Makes 32


For the Coating

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

For the Dough

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

For the Filling

  • 2 cups premium raspberry preserves
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chopped walnuts


  1. Make the dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together butter, cream cheese, and salt on low until well combined; add flour and mix until a dough has formed. Turn out onto work surface and cut into 4 equal pieces; wrap each piece with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat; set aside.

  3. Unwrap 1 piece of dough and place on a floured work surface. Roll into an 11-inch round and, using a pizza wheel, cut into 8 equal wedges. Repeat process with remaining pieces of dough.

  4. To Fill: Spread 1 tablespoon raspberry preserves on each piece of dough; sprinkle 1 teaspoon nuts on the short side of each piece. Starting with the short side of the triangle, fold corners in toward the center and roll up each piece to enclose filling. Repeat process with remaining dough, preserves, and nuts.

  5. Make the coating: In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Dip each rugelach first in melted butter and then in sugar mixture to coat, pressing on open ends to enclose. Place on a baking sheet 1/2 inch apart.

  6. Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake until browned and caramelized, about 35 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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  • debitraub
    21 JAN, 2013
    Hi Martha! Great recipe...very similar to the one I make....however you can save yourself lots of time by putting all the filling onto the rolled dough circle first prior to cutting it. The way it's done here is such a patchka !!! Translation...too much work !! :)
  • ezgivrl
    20 AUG, 2012
    this is the first cookie i've ever made. it is really easy and tasty. everybody loved it!
  • vzampella
    28 DEC, 2011
    Excellent recipe!! I have made this a few times and each time this comes out fantastic and always gets rave reviews!! I even added fresh chopped pecans to them and they were awesome!!
  • CookieCouture
    3 NOV, 2010
    yes you can freeze them. enjoy the Ruguh-Love, Terri from Cookie Couture, creator of the Ruguh-Love.
  • Isabellasnonnie
    2 NOV, 2010
    The BEST cookie I ever made. Can you freeze these? Isabellasnonnie
  • bethmclaughlin
    26 OCT, 2010
    Help! My first batch out of the oven ended up being pancakes. My second batch I put back in the fridge before placing in the oven to harden them up a bit; however, they've only been in the oven 10 minutes and all ready beginning to flatten out. I used all the right ingredients, the oven temp is correct, so what am I doing wrong?
  • sflando
    20 OCT, 2010
    These turned out great! Absolutely delicious... my Fiance and I couldn't stop eating them! The perfect fall treat. I had to adjust the amount of raspberry preserves, a little less than a tablespoon worked best for me. And I had to use plenty of flour to roll the dough out, but it worked well! Happy Ruguh-Loves!
  • JosieHelen
    18 OCT, 2010
    These did not turn out for me. The dough was very sticky and the jam spread everywhere. Do not go to the trouble of making this treat!
  • MzP
    14 OCT, 2010
    Yummm.. Just like Grandma's.. I just made mine, only I used plum jam instead.. they're wonderful. Thank you so very much ~ ~