This was a totally new one for me. I've never made or eaten Rugelach, so I had no idea what this one was going to taste like? Definitely more of a pastry than a cookie. I used walnuts, hazelnuts, dates, apricots and dried cranberries for the filling. The dough was very easy to make, I even used light cream cheese and it worked out fine.
I loved the apricot spread with almonds and wish I had made more to use on toast. Maybe I'll make more with my leftover dried apricots :)
I really enjoyed these and think you could really play around with different fillings. I'm thinking... a pumpkin puree in place of the apricot spread, maybe mix walnuts & pecans and for the fruit filling - dried cranberries or raisins and chocolate chips. Not sure if it would still be considered Rugelach, but I think it would be delicious with all the cinnamon sugar.
This week's recipe was hosted by Margaret and Jessica. You can check out the recipe on their blogs.