Recipe by Estee Kafra

Sticky Caramel Coffee Rugelach

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
12 Servings
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

This takes classic rugelach and gives them a bit of a shakeup. It’s an interesting combo, I admit, but everyone loves it. The coffee really balances the sweetness of the maple syrup. It’s important that you use espresso coffee and not freeze-dried coffee, because freeze-dried coffee granules are bitter and not pleasant on the tongue.  



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or trans-fat-free margarine, room temperature

  • 1 cup oil

  • 6 tablespoons sugar

  • 6 cups Glicks Flour

  • 2 ounces (55 grams) active dry yeast (2 tablespoons yeast granules such as Gefen Dry Yeast)


  • 1/2 cup Gefen Maple Syrup, for drizzling, plus 1 cup for brushing

  • 1 and 1/2 cups nougat chips (or similar)


Prepare the Rugelach


Place all the dough ingredients in the order listed into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Mix to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an hour. (It’s okay if it doesn’t rise that much.)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).


Divide the dough into three pieces. Roll each piece into a large disk about a quarter-inch (one centimeter) thick. Smear generously with oil. Sprinkle half a cup of confectioners’ sugar on each disk. Sprinkle each one lightly with one tablespoon espresso powder. Drizzle lightly with some maple syrup and spread the nougat chips evenly.


Cut the dough into wedges as you would a pizza, and roll each triangle up from the wider end to form rugelach. Place on a cookie sheet lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. Brush generously with maple syrup. (Alternatively, you can dip each one in maple syrup before you put it onto the cookie sheet.)


Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

Prepare the Rugelach

Yields about 4 dozen


Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller Photography by Moshe Wulliger

Sticky Caramel Coffee Rugelach

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Sharon Gross
Sharon Gross
3 years ago

My family LOVED this! Thank you!!