Chocolate rugelach

    55 min

    As a change from the traditional, I like to make a chocolate filling for these traditional Hanukkah pastries.

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    Makes: 32 cookies

    • 225g margarine
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 350g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • For the filling
    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
    • 60g plain chocolate chips

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Beat the margarine and 225g cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in the flour, 100g of sugar and vanilla. Cover dough with clingfilm and refrigerate.
    2. Mix 225g of cream cheese with 100g of sugar, cinnamon, hot chocolate powder and chocolate chips. Set aside.
    3. Preheat an oven to 190 degrees C / Gas mark 5. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    4. Divide dough into four equal portions. Roll each portion of dough into a 22cm circle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a thin layer of the chocolate filling on each circle. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge, starting with the wide end. Place on the prepared baking tray.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.

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    I followed this recipe exactly like it was written just today and after tasting one, I'll say it deserves 5 starts. They were easy to make and well worth trying. The only thing I did extra was to sprinkle some powdered sugar over them. Thanks for a new Christmas cookie.  -  12 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Just finished baking a batch. They turned out so good I had to post a pic. We changed the way they were rolled after first round of dough. Top in pick is half of the cresent shape, they were to large. The last 3 I rolled in a rectangle and made a log,which I sliced (much easier for my 4 yr old). We then baked some slices standing up & some flat. The filling is delicious.  -  22 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were very good. Easy to make. I used mini chocolate chips and cut the circle into 12 triangles to make enough for my cookie exchange. Very tasty. I almost didn't put all of the cinnamon in because I thought it might be too much but it wasn't.  -  28 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)