Delicious, nutty, moist and crunchy, Maple Nut Rugelach are tender morsels filled with joy and delight with every bite.  Perfect for gifting to friends and family.

Rugelach is a pastry of Ashkenazic Jewish origins (Hungarian)  and is often made with a variety of fillings.   The process is simple.  Just make the dough, spread the filling and nuts; cut into wedges (like a pizza) and roll.  Often, cooks will make a square shape of pastry; fill it; roll and slice into one-inch sections.

Maple Nut Rugelach
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Rugelach have become favorite pastries (cookies) in bake shops around the world. Favored for winter holidays, they're sold year round from BudaPest to Brooklyn and beyond in bake shops and supermarkets.
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine: Jewish
Serves: 32
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup ground walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Prepare dough: beat together cream cheese, butter, sugar, maple syrup, salt and egg yolk, in a large bowl, until smooth. Beat in flour just until blended. Shape dough into balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  2. Prepare filling: Stir together walnuts, 1/3 Cup sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon, in a medium bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Grease two baking sheets.
  5. Roll out half the dough to 1/8" thickness. Cut dough into 10" diameter circle. Spread the dough with half the walnut mixture. Cut dough into 16 wedges. Starting with the wide edge, roll dough pieces jelly roll style.
  6. Place cookies point down on greased sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Lightly beat egg white with water. Brush over cookies.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheets to cool.
Makes 32 cookies

Each cookie = 55 % calories from fat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: each cookie Calories: 98 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 11 g Sodium: 49 mg Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 16 mg

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