Summer is a great time for dessert lovers like me. You get to use berries and fruit to make all sorts of fun desserts. Plus there’s July 4th, which I’ve always loved making dessert for. My favorite part is the berries though. You’ll be seeing a lot of recipes from me including berries and fruit, like pies and bars and rugelach!
If you don’t know what rugelach are, you’re not alone. All I know is that it is a cookie typically in the shape of a rolled up crescent and it is made with a cream cheese pastry dough. This recipe satisfies all of those things, so there you have it, rugelach! My family used to go to Costco every other weekend because we needed so much food to feed our growing tiny bodies, and every time we would get a package of Costco-made rugelach.
The rugelach from Costco is amazing. A flaky crust with a delicious raspberry or chocolate filling (there were both in the package) and coarse sugar on top. It was just delicious. So, basically, because it was so delicious and looked so awesome, I assumed it was probably really hard to make. But boy was I wrong.
It’s a simple pastry crust that refrigerates for merely two hours, then you roll it out, fill it with your homemade strawberry filling and some chopped walnuts, cut it and roll it up, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. It sounds like a lot of steps but they’re all simple, quick, and fun! And if you want to make this even easier you can simply use your favorite strawberry jam as the filling.
So now that we all know how simple rugelach is, try it for yourself! I certainly will be making it again. Plus it is so satisfying to cut into the cookie and see that nice swirl. Next up, chocolate rugelach!
Recipe adapted from Driscoll’s