Without doubt, the most delicious cookie to eat at Christmas is rugelach. The recipe below describes the best filling I know – until I used 2 heaped tablespoons of Nutella instead of the filling below. D-I-V-I-N-E.
I hope you have the chance to enjoy unlimited amount of Christmas food and family company. Don’t forget that at Christmas it’s OK to be even cheesy with your people.
Big love, thanks for reading futureater!
To make the pastry, mix cream cheese and butter (both at room temperature) with the sugar using a hand mixer. Add the flour and the salt, mix and form a ball with your hands. Rest in the fridge for two hours.
Preheat the oven for 180 degrees. Mix all ingredients of the filling in a bowl except for the jam and set aside.
Cut the pastry to four pieces, and work with one at a time (put the rest back to the fridge). On a well-floured surface, roll the pastry to a 0.5 cm thick disc and cover that with 2-3 tablespoons of jam (leaving a 1 cm edge around) and sprinkle 1/4th of the filling over. Press a bit with your hands and use a pizza slicer to cut into 8 slices.
Roll each up and put on a bakind tray that is covered with parchment paper. Mix the egg and brush over the rugelachs before putting them into the oven for 18 minutes.