Hanukkah Rugelach

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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