Cream Cheese Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies have a flavorful apricot filling. They are often served as the finale to Hanukkah dinners and are called rugalach.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 32

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
cups All Purpose Flour

Filling

1 1/4
cups chopped almonds
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon
2/3
cup apricot preserves
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Topping

2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup margarine and cream cheese. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. By hand, stir in flour, a little at a time, until dough is stiff. Knead in any remaining flour. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except margarine. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough, 1/4 at a time, to 11-inch circle. Brush each circle with 1 tablespoon of the melted margarine. Cut each into 8 wedges. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls filling mixture onto center of each wedge. Roll up, starting with wide end. Place, point side down, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; curve into crescent shape.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over cookies. Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    180
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    8mg
    8%;
    Sodium
    105mg
    105%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    15g
    15%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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