Until the other day when I saw Rugelach in the Bake Along schedule, I did not know what it was. On google-ing i gathered, Rugelach is is a Jewish cookie traditionally rolled in the form of a crescent... somewhat like a croissant. Though according to wiki, the yeast-leaved-sour-cream-dough versions are much older, it is the cream cheese dough-ed ones that pop up most when you look for Rugelach recipes. so i chose to bake my first batch of Rugelach with cream cheese dough following the recipe from The Kitchn.
The recipe was for 64 rugelach cookies and for a change I decided to make the full recipe.... partly because I wanted to try out the various fillings and partly because it is wonderful to have your freezer stuffed with goodies when you are expecting lots of visitors in the next few weeks... I filled the first fourth of the recipe with peanut butter and chocochips. while they tasted good, I did not like the way they looked. I had stuffed them too much causing the chocochips to peep from every which way (not a pretty sight)... so i postponed posting the recipe till i had my second batch ready. these i filled with apricot jam and a mixture of nuts and raisins. they were nice and light... and the flavor grew on us as we popped in more and more of them...my husband who isn't a big fan of apricot jam also liked it. in fact he had six in a row... and then said "these wil taste great with orange marmalade, hazelnut and chocochip filling .." I kind of agree with him on that. think i'll try that combo for the third batch...
It was nice to bake these lovely cookies along with Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from Frozen Wings, Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and the others who Bake Along with them... Looking forward to baking the Chocolate Cream Pound Cake next week. wouldn't you like to join ?
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Tuesday Food: Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box, Tasteful Tuesday Party @ Nap Time Creations, Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home, Hand Made Tuesday @ Ladybug Blessings, Share it Link Party @ Winthrop Chronicles, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop , Tasty Tuesday
Thursday Food: Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive, Creative Thursday @ Michelle's Tasty Creations, Fantastic Thursday @ Three Little Chiefs, Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity, Freedom Friday @ My Turn, Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Friday Food: Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple, Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home, Foodie Friday @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes, Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm , Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss, Friday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts , Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club, The Weekend re-Treat @The Best Blog Recipes