Hanukkah Rugelach

This classic rugelach, a cookie made from a cream cheese dough, could become part of your family's holiday tradition!

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  • prep time 1 hr 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 64
 

Ingredients

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons sugar
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup chopped dates
1/2
cup chopped shelled pistachio nuts
1/3
cup sugar
2
teaspoons cinnamon
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon powdered sugar

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  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and cream cheese; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour to butter mixture; blend well. Shape dough into ball; divide into quarters. Shape each quarter into ball; flatten into 1/2-inch-thick disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 45 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine dates, nuts, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter; blend well.
  • 3 Remove 1 disk of dough from refrigerator. On lightly floured surface, roll disk of dough into a 12-inch round. Sprinkle 1/4 of date-nut mixture onto round; press into dough slightly. Cut round into 16 wedges. Roll up each wedge from curved edge to point; place on sprayed cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining disks of dough.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and cream cheese; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour to butter mixture; blend well. Shape dough into ball; divide into quarters. Shape each quarter into ball; flatten into 1/2-inch-thick disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 45 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine dates, nuts, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter; blend well.
  • 3 Remove 1 disk of dough from refrigerator. On lightly floured surface, roll disk of dough into a 12-inch round. Sprinkle 1/4 of date-nut mixture onto round; press into dough slightly. Cut round into 16 wedges. Roll up each wedge from curved edge to point; place on sprayed cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining disks of dough.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely on wire racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.