Rugelach – Traditional Jewish Croissant Pastries

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recipe by Arousing Appetites https://arousingappetites.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 40mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    412

In Yiddish, "rugelach" means something close to "little horns". This rugelach recipe is our version of the croissant pastry, stuffed with chocolate, raisins, and walnuts. It makes for a perfect holiday treat just as much as it does as a fun year-round dessert. To read more about the origins of and variations on this dessert, click the link to our blog post on Arousing Appetites.

recipe updated Jul 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • Pastry flour icon
    Pastry flour
    122g
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    115g
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
    113g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    50g
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    102g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    5ml
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    6g
  • Chocolate chips icon
    Chocolate chips
    128g
  • Raisins icon
    Raisins
    42g
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    25g
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    3g
  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts
    58g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    50g

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl
  • kCook icon Heatproof bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Prepare a food processor bowl
  2. Add pastry flour
  3. Add cubed butter
  4. Add cream cheese
  5. Add egg
  6. Add coconut sugar
  7. Add vanilla extract
  8. Add salt
  9. Pulse sparingly until mixture comes together
  10. Flour a work surface
  11. Transfer dough to work surface
  12. Roll into a ball
  13. Separate into halves
  14. Flatten into rounds
  15. Wrap with plastic wrap
  16. Chill in fridge for approx 1h
  17. Prepare a heatproof bowl
  18. Add chocolate chips
  19. Melt in microwave
  20. Add finely chopped raisins
  21. Add coconut sugar
  22. Add ground cinnamon
  23. Stir quickly
  24. Add crushed walnuts
  25. Stir and let cool
  26. Pre-heat
  27. Roll out pastry
  28. Cut into a circle
  29. Transfer filling to dough
  30. Spread evenly
  31. Slice
  32. Roll into logs
  33. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
  34. Transfer pastry to baking sheet
  35. Bake for approx 15min
  36. Brush with beaten egg
  37. Bake for approx 5min until light golden
  38. Transfer to cooling rack and let cool
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