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Chocolate Rugelach Recipe for Thanksgiving

November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
by Birthright Israel Foundation

Rugelach is delicious no matter what holiday it is! We suggest you sweeten up your Thanksgiving with this delicious treat.

Chocolate Rugelach

What You Need: For the Cream Cheese Dough

  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounce)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

What You Need: For the Chocolate Filling

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 ounce bittersweet chocolate, small pieces or shavings
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

What You Do

  1. Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into 4 pieces. Place 3 pieces back in refrigerator. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place the small ball of dough on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll into a circle ⅛ inch thick (it will loosen as it comes to room temperature).
  3. Brush rolled out dough with ¼ of the melted butter and sprinkle with ¼ of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Sprinkle ¼ of the chocolate onto the dough, pressing it lightly into dough.
  4. Cut dough into 12 wedges. Roll each wedge up, starting from the thickest end, to form crescent.
  5. Repeat the rolling, topping and shaping with the other 3 pieces of dough.
  6. Place rugelach on parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in a 350° oven for 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely.
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