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This recipe is from Linda Shapiro. I have many rugelach recipes, but this is truly the best I have ever made.

Servings per recipe: 48
Calories per serving: 101
Preparation time: 55m
Total cooking time: 3h 17m


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • 1   Cut cold butter or margarine and cream cheese into bits. In food processor pulse flour, salt, butter or margarine, cream cheese and sour cream until crumbly.
  • 2   Shape crumbly mixture into four equal disks. Wrap each disk and chill 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  • 3   Combine sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, and finely chopped raisins (may substitute miniature chocolate chips for raisins).
  • 4   Roll each disk into a 9 inch round keeping other disks chilled until ready to roll them. Sprinkle round with sugar/nut mixture. Press lightly into dough. With chefs knife or pizza cutter, cut each round into 12 wedges. Roll wedges from wide to narrow, you will end up with point on outside of cookie. Place on ungreased baking sheets and chill rugelach 20 minutes before baking.
  • 5   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • 6   After rugelach are chilled, bake them in the center rack of your oven 22 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers...they freeze very well.
  • 7   Variations: Before putting the filling on the dough, use a pastry brush to layer apricot jam as well as brown sugar. Then add the recommended filling. You may also make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and roll the rugelach in this prior to putting them on the cookie sheets.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7.4g 11%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Protein 1.4g 3%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 192IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 12mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 6mg  
Folate 13mcg