Hanukkah Rugelach

Hanukkah Rugelach

A Hanukkah tradition, these crescent-shaped cookies are made with a rich, tender cream cheese dough rolled up with a cinnamon-spiced pistachio-date filling.

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cup butter, softened
tablespoons granulated sugar
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose or unbleached flour
cup finely chopped dates
cup finely chopped shelled pistachios
cup granulated sugar
teaspoons cinnamon
cup butter, softened
tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add flour; stir until well blended.
  2. Shape dough into ball; divide into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into ball; flatten into 1/2-inch-thick disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 cookie sheets with shortening or spray with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix dates, pistachios, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the cinnamon and 1/4 cup butter until well blended.
  4. On floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll out 1 disk of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness, forming 12-inch round. (Keep remaining disks of dough refrigerated.) Sprinkle 1/4 of date-nut mixture onto round; press into dough slightly. Cut round into 16 wedges. Roll up each wedge from curved edge to point. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 64 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Arrange rugelach evenly on the baking sheets. Avoid crowding, or the middle cookies with not be done when the cookies along the edge are ready.
Special Touch
For a Hanukkah hostess gift, wrap a plate of rugelach with blue cellophane tied with silver and blue ribbons.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 35mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.