Monday, January 2, 2012

Cranberry Rugalach Cookies

Okay, one more fling for desserts before I start my diet!! This was a wonderful cookie we made for our holiday occasions but it is a beautiful tea time cookie that you might want to keep in your back mind for the unusual cookie style that will go great with a Coffee Social or Tea Party.

Cranberry Rugalach Cookies
adapted from Taste of Homes magazine

1 cup butter softened
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 3/4 cup soft wheat flour (sifted with Bosch sifter: click here!)
1 tsp salt

3/4 cup raw sugar
2/3 cup dried cranberries (finely chopped)
1/2 cup walnuts (finely chopped and roasted)
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
1 egg beaten

In Bosch mixer: cream butter, cream cheese and sugar till fluffy. Will only take seconds! Combine flour and salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. The Bosch bowl scrapers (click here!) come in very handy with this small amount of dough.

Switch to the dough hooks and knead for 3 minutes. Divide dough into eight portions. Roll each portion into a flat 4" circle. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

After refrigeration, roll the dough circles into 8" circles. Add 3 Tbls of filling within 1/2" of edges. Cut into eight wedges.

Roll up wedges from the wide end and place point side down 2" apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Curve the ends down to form a crescent shape. Brush with egg and sprinkle with raw sugar.

Bake 350 degrees fro 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 5 dozen.


  1. Goodness you get up early! 0.o I'd be a crab if I got up that early (I'm a crab before 8, but still...)

  2. I do get up early but this particular post was done when I stayed up way too late! We had celebrated the New Year in as a family and all promptly went to bed. I stayed up finishing up some work. What a way to bring in the New Year! lol

    On that happy note, you ought to try these cookies...they are GREAT!