Amazingly Soft 'n Easy Rugelach

Faigy Grossman Recipe By
  • Cooking and Prep: 50 m
  • Serves: 20
  • Contains:

My wonderful daughter-in-law, Reizy, told me about this rugela dough a while ago, but somehow I never got around to testing it. When Chanie suggested offering bake-aheads for the upcoming Yamim Tovim, I decided that now’s the time! I’m so happy I tried it: the soft dough comes together in literally minutes, all you need is a pot and spoon, and they taste really good too! Use the suggested fillings below or your family’s favorites — b’tei’avon!

Ingredients (7)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Rugelach

Yields 48 rugelach

  1. In a medium-sized pot, heat water and oil until beginning to boil. Remove from heat and add sugars to pot.

  2. Combine flour and baking powder and add to pot, stirring with a spoon until the ingredients are well combined and the dough comes together. Set aside to cool a bit.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

  4. Divide dough into four equal parts. Working with one part of dough, roll out thinly into a circle. Spread with filling of choice and cut into 12 even triangles (pizza-slice style). Roll up each triangle, beginning from wider end, and place on Gefen Easy Baking Parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until just beginning to brown at edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.


For larger rugelach, cut each circle into eight triangles and bake for a few minutes longer.


Photography: Hudi Greenberger

Food Styling: Janine Kalesis

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  • rifky dee

    Amazingly Soft 'n Easy Rugelach

    Simple filling

    Can I do a simple cinnamon sugar filling (or cocoa sugar) ? My kids aren't into jelly filling
    Posted by rifkydee |November 10, 2019
    Raquel Admin - Admin
    sure, you can do whatever filling you like. If you decide to do cinnamon sugar or cocoa and sugar, I would mix them with butter or margarine so you can spread it onto the dough and it will stick.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|November 18, 2019
  • Maxine Schoenholtz

    Amazingly Soft 'n Easy Rugelach


    This is a pareve recipe?
    Posted by PhillyMax |September 17, 2019
    Raquel Admin - Admin
    Posted by raquel_kosher|September 24, 2019
  • Esti

    Amazingly Soft 'n Easy Rugelach

    Overnight the dough

    Can I put the dough in the fridge overnight or it needs to be used fresh?
    Posted by Esti e |May 23, 2019
    Raquel Admin - Admin
    Yes, but I wouldn't keep it there for more than 2 nights.
    Posted by raquel_kosher|May 28, 2019

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